Homer B. Martin
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MARTIN, HOMER B., M.D., 82, of Louisville, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at Jewish Hospital. Dr. Martin retired after serving more than 30 years in his private Psychoanalytic practice. He was a member of the Greater Louisville Medical Society, Kentucky Medical Society, American Psychiatric Association, Southern Medical Association, taught on the volunteer staff at the University of Louisville School of Medicine as a lecturer in Family Practice in the Department of Medicine and was director of the section on General Practice for several years. After specialization he was appointed Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, and was a former director of the Louisville Department of Health. Dr. Martin was also a Navy veteran of World War II. Dr. Martin is survived by his loving wife Jane; daughters, Lyn Kennedy of Lexington and Janet Ann Tackach of Scottsville; sons, Dr. Patrick Martin of Wilmington, NC, and Mark Martin of Floyds Knobs, IN; stepchildren, Mark Roberts of Ocala, FL, Terri Roberts Whiteeagle and Wesley Roberts; a brother, Dr. Roy A. Martin of Greer, SC; 15 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Broadway Baptist Church, 4000 Brownsboro Road, with burial to follow in Floydsburg Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3-8 p.m. on Friday at Pearson's, 149 Breckenridge Lane.

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Published in Courier-Journal on Mar. 7, 2007.
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March 25, 2007
Homer will be missed.
cecil and lynne martin
March 15, 2007
Our deepest sympathy to Jane and the rest of the family on the passing of Dr. Martin. He was a very important part of our life on the river in Elizabeth for many years. My whole family and all of the gang on the river loved him and his humor very much. He loved to stop by on Sunday around lunch time and eat my grandmother's fried chicken and penicillin (gravy). Thanks for all of the great memories. With love and sympathy, The Glaze Family and friends from Elizabeth, Indiana
Teresa Campbell (Glaze)
March 13, 2007
The memories that I have of Dr Martin are many and wonderful. He was truely a great man and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to you Mrs. Martin and to your family at this time of need. God Bless.
Raquel "Rocky" Norton
March 12, 2007
I worked with Dr. Martin as I was growing up and I can truly say that he was a wonderful person. He had such a sincere and giving spirit and I am grateful that I had the opportunity to know him. He always made time to talk with you and I will never forget his animated "Top Hat" that he wore to the company Christmas Parties or his cheese cake. Dr. Martin was truly a blessing to so many...I would have to say that he was a warm light in this world that seems so often dim and he will be remembered always. Jane I am so sorry for your loss.
Twila Neal Brown
March 11, 2007
Jane, George always enjoyed seeing you and Homer at church. They had so many personal contacts when they were both in practice. You were good for him, and we recognize the lift you gave him by being there for him during his difficult last days. He was a remarkable person.
Marie and George Doyle
March 11, 2007
Homer always had such a calm easy-going manner and a great sense of humor. It was always a pleasure to be with him. As a child, I always looked forward to seeing him. He was my favorite uncle and I thought he was so handsome that most of the time all I could do was stare at him. I know he will be sorely missed.
Rebecca Martin
March 7, 2007
Jane and Homer "cutting the rug"
March 7, 2007
Alex, Homer and Lesley at Mark and Marie's Wedding
One of my first memories of Homer was when I had to go to his office (as a child) to get a tetanus shot. Homer spent the next 15 minutes after my arrival in his office chasing me around to give me what I came for (the shot although I am sure afterwards he had something else in mind for me). I’m sure his other patients that were waiting must have wondered what he had in mind for them as he chased a screaming child around with a hypodermic needle. Fortunately, he never seemed to hold that against me but it was shortly after that incident that he went into psychiatry.

Homer had a great sense of humor (of the Martin kind) and we always had a great time with him and Jane. To the end, Homer maintained his sense of humor letting us all know that he was still there and exhibiting his remarkable endurance. He could always be counted on for advice and it was often sought because he was so kind and easy to talk to about anything. I guess that is why he was such a good psychiatrist.

Homer greatly appreciated the partnership that he had with Jane and Jane did so much for Homer in his decline. They had a very special marriage and it was obvious that they had a special relationship. So Jane, thank you for all that you did for Homer. We know that these past few years have been a difficult journey for both of you and you did so much to make Homer’s life complete.

We’ll miss Homer deeply. We will always remember the candy making parties and his gourmet meals and the great times that we all spent laughing and telling stories. And so sadly we see another member of the “greatest generation” pass on…

We love you, many thanks for the memories and all that you meant to us.
Alex and Anne Gordon Martin
March 7, 2007
Homer was one of the founding members of the Henry McKinna(?spelling) Medical Society which convened on Thursdays for many years at the Lou. Tennis Club.After 1-2 hrs of informal tennis "competition",spent ribbing one's oppponents,we retired to the lounge for lively conversation,jokes, personal stories, food, & drink. Homer,a gourmet cook,often brought his culinary creations for our enjoyment.Homer also could be counted on to keep the jovial conversations flowing.To me, Homer was a warm, friendly, & generous friend. I still have his tennis racket given to me when his tennis days were over.For many years I looked forward to these Thursday meetings and valued my contact with this wonderful human being.
Alan Schuhmann
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