He was born in Sandborn on Dec. 6, 1927 to Samuel S. and Mildred O. (Crane) Martin. On December 18, 1948, he married Enid Rose Trent.
He was a Sergeant in the U.S. Army. Later, he was a dragline operator for Amax Coal Company for 29 years, retiring in 1991. He was a member of the St. Peter Church in Linton.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Martin; two daughters, Dana (Tom) Jeffers of Terre Haute and Melinda (Rich) Johnson of Lyons; two sons, Tony Martin of Worthington and J.D. (Flo) Martin of Loogootee; and one sister, Vera Inman of Vincennes; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter, Leah Jo Hartsburg.
Friends may call at Anderson-Poindexter Memory Chapel from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday. A brief prayer service will be offered at 6:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Peter Catholic Church in Linton with Rev. Hilary Vieck and Rev. Michael Madden officiating. Interment will follow at Sandborn Cemetery in Sandborn with military graveside rites.
The family has requested memorial contributions be made to St. Peter Food Bank. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to www.andersonpoindexter.com.