Kenneth Martin

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Former longtime resident of Silsbee, Kenneth Martin, age 69, passed away Friday, February 7, 2014 in Tyler. He was born May 13, 1944 in Rusk to Tommie and EvelynAlexanderMartin. He was a decorated U.S. Navy veteran and following his service went on to a successful career in retail management. Kenneth was ordained as a Deacon in the First Baptist Church of Silsbee. He was also a Deacon at the First Baptist Church in Rusk, and formerly a Deacon at Colonial Hills Baptist Church in Tyler. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed cheering on his grandsons in track and cross country. He was preceded in death by his father; and niece Sara Hassell. Survivors include his wife, Loeta Martin of Alto; son, Kenny Martin and wife Amy; grandsons, Grant and Alec of TheWoodlands; mother, Evelyn Middleton and husband Olis of Rusk; sister, Janis Brooks and husband Rick of Rusk; brother, Tommie Dean Martin and wife Susie of Nacogdoches; sister, Connie Catalani and husband Robert of Rusk; several nieces and nephews. Pallbearers were Kenny Martin, Grant Martin, Alec Martin, Mark Jones, Rodney Hassell, and Marcus Hassell. Honorary Pallbearers were the Deacons of First Baptist Church of Rusk. Rather than customary condolences, donations may be made to Lufkin State Supported Living Center, 6844 US Hwy 69, Pollock, TX 75969; The Troy Dagle Mission Fund or The Matthew Fund at First Baptist Church 372 E. First Street, Rusk, TX 75785.
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