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Dean George Martin

Dean George Martin of Springfield, Missouri lost his battle with lung cancer last Wednesday, September 22, 2021. Dean was born on October 31st, 1955 and adopted by his dedicated parents Calvin and Margie Martin. Dean was raised in the Denver area and was a diehard Broncos fan his entire life. Dean embraced living out west and spent a large part of his teenage and college years skiing, rafting, hiking and exploring numerous state parks and mountain towns. Dean attended Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Oklahoma and Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas where he received his Master’s degree in communications. His charismatic radio voice and love for music landed him several positions with stations, his final one being in Springfield with KADI. Not only was Dean talented with communications and advertising, he was especially brilliant with art--something he practiced until his final days. Dean moved over from KADI to become the production manager of Sign Pro and worked there for over 20 years. Here he was able to creatively design logos for numerous businesses in the Springfield area. Dean was a loyal participant of First Friday Art Walk since it began and spent countless hours in the Springfield Art Museum as well as downtown galleries. He had a wonderful passion for landscape paintings and often used the Ozark scenery as his subject matter. Dean is survived by his two daughters Ginnifer Fuemmeler of Boonville, Missouri and Lindsay Martin of Springfield, Missouri. Both daughters are teachers, something Dean highly respected and encouraged them in. Dean will be remembered for many things; having a passion for art and music, sharing song lyrics that were important to him, having an unyielding work ethic, looking for the best in others, and a great sense of humor. Above all of these things, Dean was truly one of the best fathers. His memory as this will be carried on and felt by all who know his daughters. He will be greatly missed. Consider it all joy, my brothers and sisters, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. James 1:2-4 Family and friends are welcome to attend Dean’s celebration of life with a cookout at Nathanael Greene Park on Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 12:00 PM. Cremation is under direction of Adams Funeral Home, Ozark.

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