Elmer Martin

March 2, 1930 - May 15, 2013

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Saturday, May 18, 2013 11:00 AM Lawrenceville Church of God


Friday, May 17 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Lawrenceville Church of God

Elmer Richard Martin “Marty”, 83, of Springfield passed away on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 in Forest Glen.

He was born March 2, 1930 in Mechanicsburg, Ohio, the son of the late Ray Lindsey Rader and Earsel May (Davis) Martin.

Marty served in the United States Army-Airborne during the Korean Conflict, where he was a Purple Heart recipient. He took great pride in the service of his country and would share his stories. Marty retired after 39 years from Big Bear as a Produce Manager. He enjoyed masonry work, bicycling and hunting. Marty never met a stranger and he was liked by everyone he met.

He was a faithful member of the Lawrenceville Church of God, where he served as a Sunday School teacher, deacon and trustee. He lived his life according to 1 Timothy 6:12; Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

On May 15, 2013, we lost a wonderful husband, father, grandpa, great-grandpa, uncle, brother and brother-in-law; his survivors include his wife of 63 years, Martha Yvonne (Ellison) Martin; daughters, Kathy (Dean) Taylor, Peggy (Steven) Kaffenbarger both of Springfield; sons, Ray (Patty) Martin, Westville, OH and Bryan (Kathryn) Martin, Ozark, MO; grandchildren, Gwendolyn Freyoff, April Anthony, Martin Kaffenbarger, Brooke Miller, Jeremy Taylor, Heather Tudor, Sean Martin, Seth Martin and Shae Martin; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Ray Martin, Jr. and Freddy Martin; sister, Rosalie White; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

The family would like to thank the staff at Forest Glen and Debra Hay (Comfort Keepers) for the wonderful care he received during his stay.

A gathering of family and friends will be held from 6-8 pm on Friday, May 17, 2013 in the Lawrenceville Church of God. Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Saturday, May 18, 2013 in the church officiated by Pastor Alan Cain where the family will receive friends 1 hour prior. Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, MCDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Mechanicsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to Lawrenceville Church of God, 3131 Fox Hollow Rd., Springfield, OH 45502 or Alzheimer’s Association, Miami Valley Chapter, 3797 Summit Glen Dr., G100, Dayton, OH 45449. Condolences may be made to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


joyce martin blaha - May 19, 2013

did not know Elmer but have fond memories of his dad my uncle ray sorry for your loss my dad was Archie Martin .

Larry and Judy Domign - May 17, 2013

We will all miss Elmer. He was a great Christian servant in our church. You are all in our prayers. God Bless, Larry and Judy

Rex Cain - May 16, 2013

Loved ones of Elmer,
I’ve known Elmer for many years and always found him very pleasant and a wonderful Christian. I think he did know my father, Lyle Cain, even though my father was 11 years older.
May God’s strength fill your hearts with the comfort that he is only “sleeping” until he is soon awakened by his and our returning Savior.

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