Charles “Leroy” Martin, 73, of Princeton, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2019 at his home. He was born July 23, 1945 in Princeton to parents, Ralph and Vivian (Onkst) Martin. He married Mary Lou (Walker) Martin and they were blessed with almost 52 years together. Leroy worked for the City of Princeton for 20 years where he made many loyal friends. He was a loving father, grandfather, brother, and friend. The love of his life, and many others will be lost without him. Leroy enjoyed playing cards and visiting French Lick with his special brother-in-law, Butch. He loved sitting on the porch watching humming birds with his dog, Hopper, on his lap. He was a member of Local 215 in Princeton and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
Leroy is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Martin of Princeton; sons, Michael Martin (Sonya) of Princeton, Jeff Martin (Missey) of Princeton, David Martin (Shawn) of Princeton, and Paul Martin (Stacey) of Idaville; grandchildren, Brittany, Lacey, Magan, Austin, and Payton; 3 great-grandchildren, Aiden, Mason, Raylyn; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; sisters, Dot and Jill and one that was especially devoted to him, Mary Lewis; special brother-in-law, Butch Walker; and his beloved animal companion that was like a child to him, Hopper.
He was preceded in death by his parents; Daughter, Gayla; and brother, Gene Martin.
A funeral service will be held at 3:00 PM Sunday, May 5, 2019 at Colvin Funeral Home in Princeton with Reverend Larry Meadows officiating. Interment will follow at Columbia White Church Cemetery in Princeton. A visitation will be held before the service from 1 until service time, 3:00 PM Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the funeral home.
For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made to the Gibson County Animal Services at 3840 County Road 175 E, Princeton, IN 47670. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
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Gibson County Animal Services
P. O. Box 474, Princeton, IN 47670