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Floyd Earle Martin, age 77, of Temperance, MI passed away peacefully at Ebeid Hospice on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
The son of Floyd and Vivian (Etienne) Martin, he was born September 3, 1936, in Ferndale, MI.
Floyd proudly served in
the U.S. Marine Corps. After serving his country, he married Donna Sobeck October 29, 1960, in East Pointe, MI. Together they raised their four children. Always wanting better for his children, he was involved in youth sports, coaching football and baseball, for the Westland Youth Athletic Assoc. even serving as its President. A lifelong mechanic and automotive enthusiast, Floyd was employed by Ford and Chrysler as a Service Representative and as a Service Manager for Volkswagen. In his free time, he enjoyed leather working, NASCAR, working on cars, and raising Huskies.
Floyd is survived by his children, Deanne, Leonard, Sherree, and Susan Martin; stepfather, Leonard Martin, and 8 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Donna; his parents; brother, Robert Martin,
and granddaughter, Naomi Martin.
Arrangements entrusted to Urbanski's Bedford Funeral Chapel 8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI. Cremation has taken place.
Memorial donations may be made to Maranatha, c/o Bedford Church of the Nazarene, 7866 Douglas Rd. Lambertville, MI 48144.
Online condolences may be shared at
Bedford Funeral Chapel
8300 Lewis Avenue Temperance, MI 48182
Published in Toledo Blade on Mar. 16, 2014