Bob Martin was born in Martin on June 6, 1934 into the family of Alvin Dewey and Esther Allen Martin. They resided in Allen and Bob stayed in Allen until 1971. In 1971 he moved, with his family, to Lebanon. Bob was the youngest of six children.
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He was preceded into the greater life by his parents, and by his sisters, Maxine Caldwell and Doris Clark, and by his brothers, Russell, Berman, and Donald Martin.
Remaining here in this earthly life for a while longer are Bob's wife, Sonia, his daughter Missie, his son, Rob, and Rob's wife, Vickey. Also with us are his grandchildren, Michelle, Chris and Devin.
Bob's profession was banking, and the majority of that work was done in Prestonsburg at the Bank Josephine and then in Lebanon, at Marion National Bank. He was also very active in the local Rotary Club in Lebanon as well as the Chamber of Commerce and the Marion County Industrial Authority.
In addition, he was a key member of the core group that took the Marion County Country Ham Days from its infancy to what it is today. Bob lived the last 25 years of his life in Stuart, Fla. In his Florida years, he was a banker for a while and then a controller for a few companies before he finally decided to retire completely. Bob was also known for his service to the church. He served many roles in his church and was particularly known for his service to North Stuart Baptist Church in Florida as church treasurer for a number of years. Bob also greatly enjoyed being a member of the choir of all of the churches of which he was and had been a member. During retirement, Bob reacquainted himself with his golf game, enjoyed a lot of flower gardening, and enjoyed learning about his ancestors and about his extended family, which is not a small group of people.
After a brief illness, Bob passed into the beautiful realm of life on Aug. 1, 2014 at the age of 80.
Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Hall Funeral Home in Martin, with burial in Davidson Memorial Gardens at Ivel.
Bosley Funeral Home
246 South Proctor Knot Avenue
Lebanon, KY 40033
Published in The Lebanon Enterprise on Aug. 13, 2014