John W. Martin

87, passed away on November 14, 2020 in Tucson, Arizona.

John is survived by his children, John C. Martin (Cathy) of Troy, Michigan, Matthew Martin (Monique) of Littleton, Colorado and Andrew Martin of Tucson, Arizona. He also leaves behind four grandchildren, Christian, Remi, Alicia and Rachel Martin. John was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 25 years, Ina "Sue" Willis, who was his high school sweetheart.

John earned his bachelor's degree in education at Ohio State University and a master's degree in art education at Wayne State University. Over his career, he taught art at Dearborn High School, Fordson High School and Henry Ford Community College. He was also an accomplished artist in his own right with a special concentration in painting and ceramics. Arrangements by NEPTUNE SOCIETY.

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John you were a bright shining light in the world and we were so fortunate and thankful for the gift of your life.
Steve Jeton
November 25, 2020
I so enjoyed knowing John, who's kindness and sincerity was always so refreshing. We spent years together in the Pottery at the parks and recreation and enjoyed singing in the University's community choir for several years. I will remember him with great fondness, as someone who was easy to talk with about life's ups and downs. He also knew how to have a lot of fun and I recall several great party's at his house through the years. My sympathy to his family . .
Laura Kemper
November 22, 2020
Sorry to hear of John's passing. We were neighbors in the foothills and adopted our beloved Golden Retriever Blu, from John. We feel blessed to have one of his beautiful ceramic creations also. Condolences to his family.
Barbara Berheim
November 22, 2020
Jack was my neighbor growing up in Livonia, Michigan. I was friends with his sons. He was an exceptionally nice, charming, and easygoing man. He and Sue were a wonderful couple, and I miss them both.
James Kobielus
November 22, 2020
Rev. Sally Stevens-Taylor
November 19, 2020
John was a wonderful and loving person. I will miss knowing that he is in my world.
Melinda Collins Knick
November 19, 2020