Charles H. Martin, 88, a longtime resident of Sandusky, died Friday afternoon, April 4, 2008, in a hospice care facility in Cumming, Ga., after a lengthy illness.
He was born in Sandusky, March 1, 1920, the third child of Lester E. Martin and Ada (Laughlin) Martin. He attended Sandusky High School.
He was a veteran of World War II, serving five years in the South Pacific Theatre with Sandusky's own 134th Artillery Battalion.
He was a member of the American Legion, Sandusky Post 83, and worked as a salesman at Matthews Ford for many years before retiring to Largo, Fla.
He loved dancing, entertaining and enjoyed doing home improvements. He will be remembered for his enduring sense of humor, infectious smile and indomitable spirit.
Surviving are two daughters, Cynthia (Bonnie Martin) Whited of Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Tonya (Martin) Rogers of Gainesville, Ga.; son, Dennis Martin of Woodstock, Ga.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn (Kitty) Pittenger Martin; parents; sister, Vera Mae Nickel of Huron; and brothers, Lester Martin of Clyde and Royce Martin of Springfield, Ohio.
A private showing and service for family and friends will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home, 1157 Old Canton Road, Marietta, Ga.
At his request, cremation will be performed and his ashes will be interred at Meadow Green Memorial Park in Huron.