Martin Ray Sorenson, 72, of Jackson, Mo, peacefully passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at his residence surrounded by members of his family.
He was born November 2, 1943, in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, son of Harvey John and Barbara Helen Ness Sorenson.
Martin was a United States Air Force veteran, honorably discharged as Captain in 1971 after serving four years.
Martin was a graduate of S.R. Butler High School in Huntsville, Alabama and a graduate of Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. He received a Master’s Degree from St. Louis University. He was the CFO of Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Festus, Mo for 20 years and a former active member of HFMA, serving as past president. After retirement, he enjoyed working part-time at Primo Vino in Cape Girardeau. He loved Auburn football and was a lifelong, avid fan of Cardinal baseball.
Loving survivors include two daughters, Alison (Greg) Staggs of Jackson, Kristi (Dan) Lanford of Mobile, Alabama; a son, John Martin Sorenson of Madison, Alabama; two sisters, Margaret (Alan) Payne of Pulaski, Tennessee and Mary Welch of Goodsprings, Tennessee; and a former wife, Margaret Sorenson of Fairhope, Alabama.
Also surviving are six grandchildren, Matthew and Gabriel Staggs of Jackson and Caleb, Ellen, Benjamin, and Lydia Lanford all of Mobile.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends may call Saturday, July 2, 2016 from 5-7 PM at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Memorial service will be Saturday, July 2, 2016, at 7 PM, at the funeral home, with the Pastor Jeff Moran officiating.
Inurnment will occur at a later date in the Nashville National Cemetery in Nashville, TN.
At Martin’s fervent request, in lieu of flowers, please give memorials to the Martin R. Sorenson Memorial Trust Fund c/o Montgomery Bank, P.O. Box 710, Jackson, Mo, 63755 or to the American Cancer Society.
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