Marty was the dear Grandpapa to Stuart (De) and Will (Beth Pajares) Condit; Matt, Henry, Amanda King, and Clara Morris; Danny and Christopher King D’Altorio; Isabel and Kate Sherman; Caroline, Owen, William and Conrad Smith; Grace and Charlie King; and Julia Posen and Zepin King; dear great Grandpa to Harley and Clark Condit; dear brother-in-law, uncle and friend to countless more.
Marty’s life was driven by his commitment to “The Four F’s”: Faith, Family, Friends and Fishing. It was this last commitment that was instrumental in the 1989 establishment of the Missouri Stream Team organization. He was a lifelong member of the Conservation Federation of Missouri and Ozark Fly Fishers. He shared this passion with countless friends, family and strangers.
Deep devotion to the Catholic Church and the parish community of Our Lady of Lourdes gave Marty and Julie great joy and comfort, especially in these final years.
The family would like to thank the staff at Laclede Groves for the loving care they provided the last seven years.
Services: In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, a private funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church with burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes at https://www.ucitylourdes.org/donate.html, Missouri Stream Team at http://mostreamteam.org/donate.html or Conservation Federation of Missouri at https://www.confedmo.org/donate/. A celebration of Marty’s life will be held at a later date once it is safe to gather family and friends together.
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David Eanes saysAugust 20, 2020 at 12:06 am
Tim, our deepest condolences to you and your family. We had the privilege of meeting your father, including a couple of visits to your family home when he was building a boat. He graciously led us on a tour, speaking with great knowledge about the design and the history of each one. Those handbuilt boats were objects of beauty and wonder, which we will never forget. Also, over the years you have regaled us with memorable tales of King family vacations, especially the float trips led by your father; we hope those memories will continue to be a source of joy for you all and the stuff of family legend.
Love, David Eanes Jr. and Claire Gillham
Walt Morisaki saysAugust 14, 2020 at 12:48 am
Marty was a highly respected man in our field and I have never heard an unkind word about him in the 35 years that I’ve known him. He was kind, always happy and had a great sense of humor. The time we spent working together was so much fun. We would start each day with OHAYO, which is good morning in Japanese and sounds like Ohio but later evolved to any one of the other 49 states. I have a fishing fly that he tied for me hanging in my cubicle as a reminder of our friendship and our love for fishing. I’ve had the fortune to meet his wonderful wife, Julie, and he always spoke with pride about his family and I understand why he was always happy. Our world needs more Marty’s and he will be missed. God Bless.
Ellen Murphy-SMWC'79 saysAugust 13, 2020 at 5:57 pm
Dear Julie, Sarah and family…my sincere condolences on the death of Marty. Take care of yourselves!
Sue & Dave Weiler saysAugust 12, 2020 at 8:30 pm
Sarah my heart breaks for you, it’s not the way your father’s last moments to be. My prayers go out to all the King family and especially Julia. My very heart felt condolences for all who loved, knew and admired the loveliest of men. God speed.
Kay Johnson saysAugust 12, 2020 at 8:19 pm
Susie, I know how much your father meant to you. We shared many stories over the years and I enjoyed them all. What a loving and wonderful family you have and I know everyone will miss your father greatly. Hugs to you all of you from a distance.
Sandy Sinclair saysAugust 12, 2020 at 7:51 pm
Susie, I’m so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for you and your family.