Owen Martin

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WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE — Dr. Owen Bruce Martin, DDS, 65, of Granville, Ohio died Sunday, July 3, 2016, at 12:17 a.m. at Court House Manor where he had been a resident the past month.

Dr. Martin was born July 15, 1950, in Portsmouth, Ohio to Roy and Doris Moorhead Martin. Following his graduation in 1968 as valedictorian from Portsmouth East High School, he studied at the Portsmouth branch of Ohio University and at The Ohio State University prior to attending the College of Dentistry at Ohio State where he graduated in 1975 with the degree of Doctor of Dental Surgery.

He practiced as a general dentist in Washington Court House until 1990, at which time he re-located to Granville, Ohio and practiced there until his retirement in 2014.

In 1982, Dr. Martin was appointed to the Ohio State Dental Board and served as president in 1986 and 1987. He taught in the crown and bridge department of the Ohio State Dental College and was active in the dental alumni and fraternity affairs for many years.

Dr. Martin was a member of the American and Ohio Dental Associations and other local dental societies.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a stillborn sister.

Dr. Martin is survived by three sons, Robert Martin and Andy Martin both of Albuquerque, NM and John Martin of Indianapolis; by three brothers, Simeon Martin and his wife, Patricia, and David Martin, all of Sciotoville, OH and Dr. Douglas Martin and his wife, Patti, of Washington Court House and three nephews and two nieces.

In keeping with his request, cremation has taken place.

A celebration of Dr. Martin's life will be held Saturday, July 23rd, 2016, from 1-4 p.m., at the Terrace Room of the Holiday Inn, 711 Second St., Portsmouth, Ohio, 45662.

Arraignments are under the direction of the Kirkpatrick Funeral in Washington Court House.

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Kirkpatrick Funeral Home
554 Washington Avenue
Washington Court House, OH 43160
(740) 335-0701
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Published in The Community Commons from July 13 to July 21, 2016
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