Willard C. Martin

W.Martin OBIT

Willard C. Martin, 80, of Bellefontaine, passed away Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, at Logan Acres.

Willard was always good working with his hands, whether woodworking, working on cars, both engine and body, or building his three-wheelers. He also enjoyed fishing, boating and camping in his spare time.

In his younger years, he worked for Union County then went on to work at Eljer’s for 28 years.

Born Nov. 27, 1936, he was a son of the late Archie and Myrel Knox Martin. On Sept. 13, 1958, he married his wife of 57 years, June E. Martin and she preceded him in death Jan. 2, 2016. He was also preceded in death by his sons, Timothy and Dannie; a brother; a sister; and a brother-in-law.

Surviving are his children, David A. (Mary Skidmore) Martin of Chillicothe, Ronnie L. Martin of Jackson Center, Tina (Kevin Henry) Matteson of Lakeview and Ricky D. (Juanetta) Martin of Marysville; grandchildren, Ricky, Matthew, Daniel and Dillan Martin, Samantha Boone, Nicole Bonacci and Whitleigh Goad; 28 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; a brother; four sisters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, at Wilson Funeral Home, Mannasmith Chapel, 621 W. Fifth St. Marysville, following calling that begins at 5 p.m.. Deacon Jeff Hall officiates and burial takes place at a later date next to his wife June in the Oakdale Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donors’ choices and condolences can be sent to the family at www.wilsonfuneralhomesinc.com.