Martin F. King died August 7, 2020 from COVID-19 at the age of 86. He and his beloved wife were preparing to celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary this month.
Marty was a proud Naval officer and member of the Naval Reserves, when he met his future wife Julia on leave in 1958 and married her in 1960. They raised 11 children together, and took their family on countless camping trips, sharing with them a love and respect of the outdoors. He’s remembered as being incredibly kind and upbeat.
As his obituary so eloquently states: “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.”
Martin King is missed deeply by his wife Julia, his adult children and their spouses (who he considered his children also), his grandchildren, extended family, his fellow fly fishing and conservation friends, and anyone who was lucky enough to know him.