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Darin Martinez

Date of Death: 12-21-2017
Funeral Service : 12-29-2017

Darin Martinez
Darin Martinez, 36, of North Kansas City, MO formerly of Smithville, MO passed away, December 21, 2017.
He was born on October 27, 1981 to Thomas Anthony and Shauna Kay (Middleton) Martinez in Smithville, MO.  Darin grew up in Smithville and graduated from Smithville High School in 2000.  He attended the University of Missouri and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Teaching from UMKC.  He later received is Master’s Degree from Park University.
On November 19, 2005 he was united in marriage to Emily Smith.  After their marriage they lived in North Kansas City where they made their home.
Darin was an English teacher at North Kansas City High School.  
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gerald “Big G” Middleton, great-grandparents, Pedro and Josephine Guardado and Jerome and Pauline Middleton.
Darin is survived by his wife, Emily; sons, Miles and Max, all of the home; his parents, Tony and Shauna Martinez; brother, Casey Martinez and wife Lauren; his grandmothers, Kathryn Middleton and Theresa Westcott and husband Gary; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Mike and Linda Smith; sister-in-law, Amy Kenney and husband Rob, brother-in-law, Brian Smith and wife, Laura; eight nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends, 
Memorial Service:  10:00 a.m. Friday, December 29th at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Smithville.
Arrangements, Hixson-Klein Funeral Home, Smithville.

Donations may be made to Miles's and Max's college fund.  www.Ugift529.com  
Miles account's Ugift code is:  309-J0Q
Maxwell's account's Ugift code is:  512-L5P
Checks may be made payable to Emily Martinez.