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Gerald Howard “Marty” Martin II, 59


Gerald Howard “Marty” Martin II passed away on June 23, 2023.  He was born on August 26, 1963 in Circleville to Gerald “Howard” and Edith (Tatman) Martin.  He was predeceased by his maternal and paternal grandparents, stepmother Helen Martin and nephew Zachari Martin.  Marty is survived by his wife Karen Alkire Martin; mother Edith Martin (Circleville, OH) and father Gerald “Howard” Martin (Danville, OH), brother Travis (Mary) Martin (South Bloomingville, OH), sisters Terra (Jim) Wilhelm (Kingston, OH), Becky (Kenny) Hedges (Kingston, OH), son Mike (Betty) Martin (Laurelville), step daughter Katie (Paul) Holcomb (Columbus, OH), grandsons Ethan Menckowski, Caleb and Hunter Martin, granddaughter Aubrey England, step grandson Dakota Holcomb, step granddaughters Lily and Annalynn Holcomb, nieces and nephews Chris (Sarah) Seckman, Brandon (Chelsea) Martin, Andreia (Montana) Ward, Ashley (David) Boldoser, Tiffany (Justin) Johnson, Jesse Hedges, Desiree Hedges as well as several great nieces and nephews.  In addition to his family he leaves behind so many, many special friends and his mini pit bull Buddy.  He was a graduate of Logan Elm class of 1982.  He served as an auxiliary deputy for Hocking County and Sergeant on Laurelville Police Department.  Marty served our country in the Army in the CO B 2nd BN 29th infantry at Ft. Benning, Georgia  and served at Ft. Lewis, Washington and Camp Howze South Korea. After his time in the Army he became an over the road (OTR) truck driver.  Currently Marty was a union truck driver pulling PPG Products for Quality Carriers out of Delaware, OH for 11 years.  Marty was his happiest out riding his motorcycle and traveling.  Everyone couldn’t believe he wanted to get home from driving all week and jump on the bike to travel to some of his favorite places in the mountains.  He loved talking about all his trips and sharing the memories with all who would listen, and of course talking about the bike and all the chrome he added to make his “Lil Meanie” comfortable.  Marty didn’t know a stranger, as he could always find something to talk about to all he met.  Once you were a friend you were family.  Marty’s final words to us are “Get a Job!”  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Wellman Funeral Home, Circleville.  Visitation is on Friday from 4-7 p.m.  Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.