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James Earl Martin

April 21, 1936 ~ December 23, 2018 (age 82)

 On Sunday, December 23, 2018, James Earl Martin, 82, of Kanes Creek was called home to be with his beloved wife of 57 years, Bertha Rita Ryan Martin.


Jim was born on April 21, 1936 and was the eldest son of the late Percy and Violet Martin.


Jim was a loving father, grandfather and brother. He served his country with honor in the US Air Force for 16 years until 1969, at which time he moved back to West Virginia. In his younger days Jim was an outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting with his sons and family, fishing, trapping and ginsenging. As he got older his interest changed to casinos and gun bashes with his wife and family. Jim loved people and never met a stranger. He lived in the same neighborhood, for over 45 years, and was well liked and loved.


He is survived by his children, Darwin Martin of Bradford, PA; Susie Martin and Tracy Martin and wife, Patricia, all of Kanes Creek; four grandchildren, Jordan Martin, Megan Harris and husband, Adam; Vanessa Marie Martin and James Martin; two great grandchildren, Maddie and Graham Harris; four brothers, Tom & Barb Martin; Don & Betty Martin; Warren (Sonny) & Janet Martin and Terry Martin and his children.


Jim was also preceded in death by his brother, Percy “Bub” Martin.  


Family and friends may call at Browning Funeral Home in Kingwood on Friday, December 28, from 6-8pm, where service will be held Saturday, December 29, 2018 at 11am with Pastor Glenn Riggleman officiating.  Interment will follow at Shay’s Chapel Cemetery. Military graveside rites will be conducted by the Preston County Honor Guard and the United States Air Force Honor Guard.




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