- July 21, 1932 - June 8, 2012
- Fort Pierce, Florida
of Dwight's Passing
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“Thoughts and prayers are with the Martin Family. Mr. Martin fly with Angels.
2 of 7 | Posted by: Helen Quinn Hernandez - IN
“So sorry for your loss. May you always cherish the precious memories you have of your dad. Your family will be in my prayers.
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“May all the wonderful memories of your Dad help ease the pain during this difficult time. My thoughts and payers are with you and your family Marla.
4 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy O'Rourke - Anchorage, AK
“You will always be my Hero! Rest peacefully until we meet again!
5 of 7 | Posted by: Marla - Walton, IN - daughter
“Thanks for being my Dad.
6 of 7 | Posted by: Brian - Fort Pierce, FL - Son
“My thoughts and condolences are with you at this time.
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Dwight Eugene Bud Martin, 79, Ft. Pierce, Fla., died Friday, June 8,
2012, at Longwood Regional Medical Center, Ft. Pierce, Fla. He was
born July 21, 1932, in Windfall, the son of Donald Simpson and
Gladys Marie (Davis) Martin. On June 17, 1955, he married Delores
Pickett in Windfall. She preceded him in death Feb. 24, 2010.
Bud was a 1950 graduate of Windfall High School. He served his
country in the U. S. Air Force during the Korean conflict from 1950 to
1954. He worked for Stellite/Cabot Corporation before retiring in
1985. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1152, Kokomo,
American Legion Post 40, Ft. Pierce, Fla., the 40 and 8 Post,
Kokomo, and the AmVets post in Florida.
Bud enjoyed much of his life after retirement at Ole Homestead
Campground in Buffalo before moving to Florida. He enjoyed golfing,
bowling, watching old Westerns, and was an avid Notre Dame
football and Indiana University basketball fan. He also enjoyed
gatherings with his children and grandchildren. He was a kind,
gentle man and was loved by all who knew him.
Bud is survived by his brother, Keith Martin, Tipton; two sisters, Sheri
Weese, Vero Beach, Fla., and Nancy Conway, Marion; his children,
David E. Martin, Ft. Pierce, Fla., Brian K. (Susie) Martin, Ft. Pierce,
Fla., Marla K. (Blaine) Conwell, Walton, Scott (Lauri) Martin, Kokomo,
Lisa M. Zinsmaster, Wyoming, Pa., and Kelly L. (Dirk) Justice,
Kokomo; his grandchildren, Steven P. (Shelly) Martin, Joseph M.
(Kristina) Button, Brett E. Martin, Derrick A. Martin, Koree M. Martin,
Jarrod T. Martin, Joshua D. Martin, Brittany S. (Ryan Ely) McNulty-Ely,
Sean C. (Kyrie) McNulty, Curtis B. Conwell, Haylee Jo Name, Aston
W. Justice, and Chance M. Radzewicz; step-granddaughter, Jeannie
M. Button; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Delores Dee
Elaine Pickett-Martin; one son, Brett Eric Martin; one grandson,
Daniel Eugene Martin; one son-in-law, Richard Zinsmaster; and two
sisters, Peggy Martin-Sweet and Helen Martin-Simpson.
Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Ellers Mortuary Main Street
Chapel, 725 S. Main St.
A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the mortuary with Pastor Arley
Mitcham officiating. Burial will follow in Marion National Cemetery, Marion. Full military rites will be
provided by the U.S. Air Force and the Kokomo Military Rites Team.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Buds
family. Envelopes will be provided at the mortuary.