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L.B. Martin

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L.B. Martin Obituary
L. B. Martin died peacefully on September 16, 2017. He wrote the following obituary before his death.
L. B. Martin was born in Dublin, Texas, and attended public schools in Floydada, Texas, a small town where everyone knew everyone. He was deeply involved in sports and school activities, and was having so much fun he had often remarked he did not plan to marry until at least 30. He attended a dance in Matador, Texas, where he met Penny and three weeks and two days later they were married, December 21, 1940. He was 19 and she was barely 18. They were blessed with two sons, Jerry Lee and Martin Layne (deceased in infancy).
L. B. was drafted in the U.S. Navy for two years, 1944-46, and was discharged as a Yeoman Third Class. He graduated from Memphis State University with a B.S. in business administration in only three years, class of 1949, thanks to the G.I. Bill. Since they lived on campus in Vet Village, their son, Jerry, entered the University Training School at the same time - father and son attending the same school.
L. B. worked for the Vernon Advertising Company from 1955 to 1962. He then formed his own company, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 2002 at age 81. He often remarks that, if you have a job you really enjoy, you never have to work. He had such a job.
Always proud of his family, the joy of his life being his wife and his son, he often remarked that his son "sprang higher than the spring from which he sprung."
L. B. is survived by his son Jerry and wife Abigail of Doylestown, PA; two grandchildren, David of Arlington, VA, and Claire and husband David Kijowski of San Diego, CA, and two great-grandchildren, Kelsea and Alex of San Diego, CA.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, October 14, at Olivewood Memorial Park, 3300 Central Ave., Riverside, CA. 92506. In lieu of flowers, request that donations be made to The Myositis Foundation, 1737 King St., Suite 600, Alexandria VA 20036.
Published in Press-Enterprise on Oct. 1, 2017
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