Obituaries detail

William "Bill" Walter Martin

December 17, 1965 - January 9, 2023


William “Bill” Walter Martin of Kansas City, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly on January 6, 2023.  He was 57 years old.  Bill was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Betty and Ray Martin.  Bill was preceded in death by his parents.


Bill was employed in the banking industry for over thirty years.  His career began with Bank of America, followed by many years with Country Club Bank.  For the past several years, Assured Trust Company had the pleasure and honor of Bill’s many talents.

Bill was a beloved brother and everybody’s favorite uncle.  


He has many friends in the Kansas City and Tulsa area.  His work friends were especially dear to him.  He enjoyed family trips to the beach, as long as he did not have to get in the water.  He passed away on what was one of the best days of his life.  He waited two months for his new car to arrive and had just taken delivery. Bill spent the evening sending pictures to family and friends.  He passed away with the car owner’s manual and car keys next to him.


Bill’s human survivors include three sisters and one brother: Georgia (Frank) Finks, Lamoni, IA; Susan Martin Weaver, Tulsa, OK; David (Donna) Martin, Tulsa, OK; and Elizabeth Martin, Tulsa, OK.  Nieces and nephews also survive Bill: Matt (Jamie) Messer, Kansas City, MO; Steven (Jessica) Weaver, Chicago, IL; Joseph Weaver, Tulsa, OK; Daniel Diaz, Tulsa, OK; and Dabney Diaz, Tulsa, OK. 


Bill is survived by his beloved three cats – Augustus “Gus,” Annie Rose and Murphy Muldoon. (All of Bill’s cats have been adopted.)


Details of a memorial service in Tulsa will be announced soon.  


Kansas City friends and family are invited to a service and reception January 28, 2023, Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall Avenue; Prairie Village, KS, 12:30pm-2:30pm, with abrief service at 1:15pm.


In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to Help Humane (, a no-kill cat shelter, or a charity of your choice.  Annie and Murphy were adopted from Help Humane.  Help Humane is located at 17122 Bel-Ray Place; Belton, MO 64012 or 816.318.4357.

Additional Service:
Celebration of Life
Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse
9101 Nall Avenue
Prairie Village
Zip Code:
Date of Service:
Jan 28, 2023
Time of Service:
12:30 pm
Additional Information:
No Additional Information Added
Google Map:


Wendy Smith Shafer Jan 13, 2023

Friend of sister, George ,Shawnee Mission ,Kansas

Sending my prayers & condolences to the family on the loss of family & friend.

Karin Finks Jan 14, 2023

Friend ,Lamoni ,Iowa

Sorry for the loss to all

Darryln Caudill Jan 15, 2023

Friend ,Tampa ,Florida

So sorry for you and yourfamily, Georg. He sounds like a wonderful person. One that I would love to know.My condolences to all.

Mary Taylor Jan 17, 2023

Co-Worker - Friend ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Offering my most sincere condolences to the family during this time of sorrow. Bill was such a sweetheart. He will always be remembered. Prayer for the family.

Janet Rickard Jan 17, 2023

work associate ,Kansas City ,Missouri

Bill was such a great man. I always enjoyed our conversations. He had such a servant heart. I was blessed to have had the opportunity to work with Bill. Grace & Peace, Janet Rickard

Meghan Summers Jan 18, 2023

Co-worker ,Shawnee ,Kansas

I'm so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. He was such a bright light with an infectious smile. He will be missed by many!

Nancy Adams Jan 19, 2023

Banking friend ,Ozark ,Missouri

Bill and I worked at Bank IV in the 80’s. I think Bill was one of my favorite people. He was so good and charming to all. I know you will miss him terribly.