John Duckett Martin
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John Duckett Martin
  • February 25, 1928 - November 27, 2017
  • Richmond, Texas

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Mr. John Duckett Martin, born February 25 1928, Bellaire, TX. peacefully passed away November 27, 2017 in Houston, TX.

John D. graduated from St. Thomas High School, Houston, in 1945. He then went on to work in the family dairy business, Westmoreland Farm Dairy, Bellaire TX. for over 30 years until 1977. Afterward, he started J.D.M. Trucking in Houston and retired there in 2007. His personal passions were deer hunting and saltwater fishing. John was also very passionate of Texas A&M and Dallas Cowboys football. He was very active in the St.Thomas H.S. booster club and dearly loved cooking BBQ for Holy Ghost Catholic School and St. Thomas yearly fundraising bazaars and Round Up.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife Rita Louise Crochet, brother Donald Martin and wife Lola, brother in law Joe Kowis Jr and nephew Douglas Kowis. Surviving family members are sister Betty Ann Martin Kowis, daughter Nancy Powell and husband Ervin, Fountain Inn, SC., sons Larry Frank Martin and wife Beverly, Rickey John Martin and wife Donna, Houston, Gary Wayne Martin, Marble Falls, TX., nieces Lanette Kowis, Donna Sue Martin Merrell of Houston, Joyce Martin Walter and husband Barry of Sugarland, nephew Kenneth Kowis, Houston, granddaughters Stephanie Bennefeld Gomez and husband Juan of SC, Lauren Martin and Lindsay Martin Mulder and husband Andrew of Richmond, TX., grandson Wayne Bennefeld and wife Inez of Fountain Inn,SC. Great grandaughters Melanie Mulder, Addison and Avery Bennefeld, and great grandson Pierce Mulder.

The family will receive friends for visitation at Earthman Southwest Funeral Home on Sunday, December 3, 2017 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, with a Rosary being recited at 7:00 pm. Funeral services will take place in the Chapel of Earthman Southwest Funeral Home at 10:00 am on Monday, December 4, 2017. Interment will follow at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery, Houston, TX.

Pallbearers are Tim Burke, Juan Gomez, Wayne Bennefeld, Colin, Devin and Casey Mushinski. The family would like to thank Memorial Herman Hospice for the excellent comfort and care given to Dad. Those who wish to make a donation in John's name, please do so to St.Thomas High School, 4500 Memorial Dr., Houston, TX. 77007