Lewis W. Martin Sr.

11/10/1926 - 02/11/2015 Obituary
Lewis W. Martin Sr. Obituary
Lewis W. Martin was born on November 10, 1926 in
Clarksville, Texas. He was the fourth of nine children
born to Charles C. and Bessie Martin. He was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army and then moved to Bakersfield in early 1948.
Shortly after arriving in Bakersfield he met and married Ivory Gabriel. Lewis and Ivory Martin were married for sixty-three years. Lewis worked at the City of Bakersfield Parks Dept until his retirement. Deacon Martin was a member of the Mt. Zion Baptist Church for over sixty years, and served in a number of capacities until his health began to fail.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ivory L. Martin, and six siblings. He leaves to cherish his memory, four children: Marvin D. Edwards, Sr. (Queen) of Bakersfield, California, Lewis W. Martin, Jr. (Karen) of Union City, California, Debra I. Martin, and Margaret "Lanae" Martin, both of Bakersfield; five grandchildren; nine great grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; two brothers, and a sister-in-law.
A visitation will be held on Friday, February 20th, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at
Rucker's Mortuary, 301 Baker St., with a meditation / wake service from 6:00-7:00
p.m. Funeral service will begin 10:00 a.m., February 21st, at Mt. Zion Missionary
Baptist Church, 825 California Avenue. Interment to follow at Union Cemetery.
Published in Bakersfield Californian on Feb. 19, 2015
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