Mr. Martin died Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Born Dec. 1, 1920, in Huntington, Va., he was the son of the late Chester Martin and Amy Lowrey Ford. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Charlie Russell Martin; and sister, Edith D. Bowers.
Mr. Martin was a member and Sunday School teacher at Habersham Baptist Church. He was formerly employed with Pinellas Lumber Company and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran. He served in Okinawa in the 27th Division and was a staff artist and cartoonist for the 1st Calvary Division in Osaka, Japan. He enjoyed sharing his artwork and received a Who’s Who Award for his artistry in the military. Mr. Martin was also an accomplished organist and enjoyed reading.
Survivors include his daughter, Jennie Fehr of St. Petersburg, Fla.; grandchildren, Teresa Strickland, Robert E. Fehr Jr. and Sherri Lynn Klinger; great-grandchildren, Cydney Strickland, Brittany Strickland, Shawn Strickland, Stephanie Strickland, Monica Fehr and Ryan Fehr; step-grandchildren, Max Blowers and Samantha Blowers; and great-great-grandchildren, Shawn Strickland Jr. and Brodie DuShane.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. today, Jan. 2.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
An online guest register is available and may be viewed at mcgaheegriffinandstewart.com.
McGahee-Griffin & Stewart Funeral Home, Cornelia, is in charge of arrangements.
The Northeast Georgian
January 2, 2013