Howard Ray Martin
Howard Ray Martin, 75 of Tallahassee, passed away Sunday, April 10, 2016. He was born November 12, 1940 to J.D. and Helen (Gooding) Martin in Oklahoma City, OK. He was employed with JC Penney for 38 years and began his career in Oklahoma, moving to Jackson MS, Atlanta GA, Jacksonville FL, back to Atlanta, then to Miami FL and finally to Washington D.C. as he progressed up the management ranks, ultimately culminating as Director of State Government Relations. In 1998, he retired to Tallahassee Florida to live in his paradise in the Golden Eagle Country Club community.
He passionately loved all of his family, his friends, golf and politics and always enjoyed sharing a good joke. He was a big kid at heart. He was a member of Rotary and the Chamber of Commerce in multiple places where he resided and helped with the local AMVETS Golf Tournament in Tallahassee.
He is survived by his loving wife, Norrine of 55 years; daughter, Julie Savoy (Kendall) of Dayton, OH; son, Steve Martin (Liz) of Windermere, FL; his grandchildren, Stephanie Brinkman (Adam), Lindsay Savoy, and Rachael, Sydney and Brittany Martin; and an extended family of aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Terry Martin.
A celebration of life will be held at Golden Eagle Country Club on Sunday, April 24, 2016.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Big Bend Hospice, 1723 Mahan Dr., Tallahassee, FL 32308, or a charity of your choice