Martin, Preston Kenneth Preston Kenneth "Ken" Martin passed away on December 31, 2012 in Irving, TX. He was born May 7, 1935 in Anderson, SC to Oliver and Laura Mae Martin. Ken married his soul mate Nancy Beth Newberry on February 15, 1959. They were happily married for 21 years, until Nancy passed away. Ken served in the US Air Force until he retired in 1973. He then worked in civil service for the department of defense. He was also a Scotish Right Mason. Ken was preceded in death by his parents Oliver Johnny Martin and Laura Mae Martin, two brothers Charles and Jimmy, and his wife Nancy Beth. He is survived by brothers Johnny, Billy and Carey, and sisters Betty and Elizabeth. Viewing will be held at Laurel Land Funeral Home in Dallas on Monday, January 7, 2013 from 6pm to 8pm. Funeral Services will be at Laurel Land Memorial Chapel in Dallas on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 from 2pm to 4pm. Ken was loved by everyone who knew him. He will be greatly missed by everyone.
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Published in Dallas Morning News on Jan. 6, 2013