Gary Lee Martin, age 66, of DeSoto, Kansas passed away September 15, 2009 after a long courageous battle against leukemia.

Gary was born January 3, 1943 in Grove, Oklahoma to Earl and Elizabeth Martin.

Mr. Martin graduated from De Soto High School in 1960. He married Anita Roach on June 7, 1964. He retired from Consolidated Freightways in 1999 after 30 years of service. He was active in the Jaycees, De Soto Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the De Soto Baptist Church.

Gary was a loving husband, father and wonderful grandfather.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Sam Martin.

Survivors include his wife, Anita, of the home, son Make and his wife Shelly, daughters, Kim and her husband Dave Thelen and Missy and her husband John Krudwig all of De Soto, Kansas and grandchildren Curtis, Rachel, Abby, Cole and Vance and one brother, Everett Martin of Grove, Oklahoma.

Arrangements are under the direction of Cedar Crest Memorial Chapel, De Soto, Kansas