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Orlando J. Martin


Orlando Junior “O.J.” Martin, 83, of Laurelville, passed away Aug. 11, 2016, at Berger Hospital.

He was born Jan. 17, 1933, in Ross County, the son of Orlando W. and Louella (Wine) Martin.

Junior was preceded in death by his parents; and wife, Ruth JoAnn (Steele) Martin.

He was an U.S. Army veteran and was retired from Chillicothe Correctional Institution.

In 1966, he and John Thompson started the Laurelville Little League program.

He is survived by his children, Linda Martin, Larry (Twila) Martin, Kathy Martin, Dena (Chipper) Smith, Tami (Rex) Carroll and Terry Martin; grandchildren, Heather Harris, Chaunce Martin, Justin (Jennie) Carroll, Zachary (Jerri) Smith and Cody (Megan) Smith; and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside service will be held 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, at Green Summit Cemetery, Adelphi, with military honors. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Wellman Funeral Home, Laurelville.

Online condolences can be made to www.wellmanfuneralhomes.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal