WALHONDING — Kenneth E. Martin, 79, of County Road 367, died Sunday, Aug. 5, 2012, at Knox Community Hospital in Mount Vernon.
He was born June 6, 1933, in Aleppo Township, Green County, Pa., to the late Samuel and Ruth (Lohr) Martin. He was a veteran of the Korean conflict, serving in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. He was a member of the Perry Chapel Baptist Church, and was very active in the church Ol’ Timers group which he enjoyed tremendously. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved his family dearly, and they were by his side when he was called Home.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Joretta (Cummings) Martin of Walhonding, whom he married July 16, 1955. Also surviving are three sons, Daryl (Carol) Martin of Walhonding, Gary (Debbie) Martin of Fort Smith, Ark., and Rodney (Amy) Martin of Walhonding; a daughter, Lisa Martin of Zoar; 11 grandchildren, Jason (Dawn), Joshua (Melanie), Justin, Sean (Liz), Jeremy, Kyle, Tod (Chelsie), Kaitlyn, Hayden and Ben Martin, and Megan (Kevin) Coleman; five great-grandchildren, Brianna, Elizabeth, Kenneth, and Olivia Martin, and Adam Coleman; two stepgreat-grandchildren, Caleb and Jospeh Fowler; a sister, Blanche Courtwright of Wind Ridge, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Don Martin; and two sisters, Betty Jo Riggle and Wretha Tedrow Rucker.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Perry Chapel Baptist Church, 19476 Township Road 380, Warsaw, with Pastor David Fowls officiating. Burial will follow in the Perry Chapel Cemetery, with graveside military rites performed by the Coshocton County Joint Veterans Council. Calling hours are Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, and also one hour prior to service time on Saturday. The Fischer Funeral Home in Warsaw is handling arrangements. Visit http://www.fischerfuneralhome.com.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorial donations be made to the Vehicle Fund at Perry Chapel Baptist Church. A special thanks to the staff of the Palliative Care Unit at Knox Community Hospital for their compassion.Copyright The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.