Kenneth Russell Martin, 83, of Rockville, Ind., died Sunday, May 18, 2003, at 2:25 a.m. at Union Hospital in Terre Haute.
She was born Sept. 12, 1919, in Parke County. His parents were James H. and Floy Wood Martin. He was raised by his grandmother, Margaret Jacks Wood.
He graduated from Rockville High School in 1937. He married Marguerite Campbell on Aug. 12, 1939, in Rockville. She preceded him in death Feb. 20, 1996. They were married 57 years.
He owned and operated Martin Cleaners in Rockville on W. High St. for 25 years. During his life he worked as a drycleaner at Band Box Cleaners, Bumgardner's Cleaners and was a partner in A & M Cleaners, all in Rockville.
He was a 50-year member of Parke County Lodge No. 8 F&AM, Parke County Low 12, Scottish Rite Valley of Terre Haute 32nd Degree, Parke County Scottish Rite Club, VFW Post 1752, American Legion Post 48 and the past president of Rockville Rotary Club. He served on the Selective Service System, Local Board No. 62 for five years during the Vietnam War. He was also a member of the Rockville United Methodist Church.
He served in the US Navy during World War II, and was on a minesweeper off the coast of France during the Normandy invasion.
Surviving are three daughters, Donna Britton and husband Leighton of Rockville, Debra Schrader and husband Gregg of Ft. Myers, Fla., and Darla Rech and husband Tim of Glenview, Ill.; two sons, Doyne Martin and wife Carolyn of Cape Coral, Fla., and Darrell Martin and wife Barbara of Rockville; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren and one brother, Everett Martin of Crawfordsville, Ind.
Services will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Barnes Mortuary in Rockville, with the Rev. Brad Bumgardner officiating. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. Burial will be at Mt. Moriah Cemetery near Hollandsburg, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer's Disease Research in memory of his wife, Marguerite.