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William (Bill) James Martens, 40, Adair Co., KY (1972-2013)

Bill worked as a mechanic. He served in the Army. He loved growing his flowers and tending his yard. He was the son of Tony and Lorene Martens of Columbia, KY, who survive. He is also survived by his wife, Stacey Berry Martens of Panama City, FL, and leaves one direct and two step living descendants.
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William (Bill) James Martens, age 40, of Panama City, FL, passed away Friday, May 3, 2013 in the Sacred Heart Hospital, Panama City, Florida. Bill died as the result of a tragic accident that occurred on April 24, 2013 at the Rock'It Lanes Bowling Alley in Panama City, FL.

A celebration of life and memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2pmCT/3pmET, at New Life for the Nations, 5095 Campbellsville Road, Columbia, KY.

William (Bill) James Martens, 40, Adair Co., KY (1972-2013)

He was born Wednesday, December 6, 1972. He was the son of the Tony and Lorene Martens of Columbia, KY. He died Friday, May 3, 2013, in Panama City, Bay County, FL, at the age of 40 years, 4 months, and 28 days.

Bill worked as a mechanic. He served in the Army. He loved growing his flowers and tending his yard. He is survived by his parents, Tony and Lorene Martens, Columbia, KY, and the following:
  • His wife: Stacey Berry Martens of Panama City, FL

  • His daughter: Kimberlee Ray Hamm of Mineral Wells, TX

  • His step-daughter: Kristjona Smith of Panama City, FL

  • His step-son: Austin Henry of Ohio

  • His brother: Charles (Debbie) Martens of Sugar Grove, VA

  • His sister: Jennifer (Lee) Martens Lambertson of Newport News, VA

  • And three nieces: Katie, Diana and Emily
Cremation has been chosen with burial at a later date.

The cremation is being handled by Brock's Home Town Funeral Home, 5907 Hwy 22, Callaway, FL 32404. Phone 850-874-0818
Related story: Tony & Lorene Martens, Columbia ask for prayers for injured son

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