David E. Martin, 71, passed away tragically in a vehicle accident in Mississippi on April 11, 2013 while helping a friend move to Georgia. He was born in Vallejo, CA on January 1, 1942.
David served in the US Air Force. He was a retired California Highway Patrolman with 23 years of service. He was currently employed part time as a field representative with the Neptune Society of Chico.
David was a member of the American Judo and Jujitsu Federation and earned an eighth degree black belt. David enjoyed four wheeling, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren.
His is survived by his wife of 17 years, Diane, of Magalia; 4 children: Christopher, Mya, Stacey and Samantha; 8 grandchildren: Christopher, Lauren, Alexis, Anthony, Mia, Conner, Ayric, and Kyle and several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of life will be held, Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 11:00AM at the Paradise Veterans Memorial Hall on Skyway and Elliott Roads. Arrangements entrusted to the Neptune Society of No CA, Chico Branch.