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Wednesday, April 16, 2014 8:35 PM


Jan. 16, 1945

April 16, 2014




DELPHOS — Richard Alan Martin, 69, of Delphos died at 2:50 a.m. Wednesday at Lima Memorial Hospital with his loving family surrounding him.

He was born Jan. 16, 1945, in Lima to Ernest and Dorothy (Crider) Martin, who preceded him in death.

He married Cathy Smith on Feb. 18, 1968 and they remarried on Sept. 25, 1993. She survives in Delphos.

He is also survived by his daughter, Nancy Martin Clay of Delphos; his son, Ross (Anja) Miller of Russells Point; two sisters, Judy Mayer of Delphos and Linda VanHoose of Lakeview; five brothers, Gary (Arlene) Martin of Bellefontaine, Tom (Deb) Martin of Dublin, Don (Elaine) Martin of Lima, Steve Martin of Bellefontaine and Dennis (Barb) Martin of Dayton; six grandchildren, Lucas and MaeLynn Clay of Delphos and Avery, Scarlette, Claire and Cooper Miller of Russells Point; two sisters-in-law, Dianna Bowers (Norbert McEvoy) of Delphos and Marlene (Roger) Larson of Forest Park, Ga.; many beautiful friends; and two special couples, Rick and Shirley Layson of Jonesboro, Ga., and Phil and Chris Campbell of Convoy.

He was also preceded in death by his brother, Larry Martin; and his nephew, Mark VanHoose.

He retired from John Mansville in Defiance; before that, he had worked for Trim Trends and Century Link. He served in the Army in Korea and Vietnam.

He was a life member of the VFW #3360 of Defiance and the AMVETS in Lakeview. He was a member of Bass Masters of Indian Lake and fished in the tournament for over 25 years.

He loved fishing, painting and playing cards and games. He loved rock and roll and could name any singer to any song and also loved spending time with his family and friends.

Funeral services will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with military grave rites by the Delphos Veterans Council following the service at the funeral home. The Rev. David Howell will officiate. Burial will be at a later date.

Visitation will be 1-6 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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0 #1 2014-04-17 18:37
I would like to spend my thoughts an prayers to the family duringthis time R I P rick

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