|Birth: ||Nov. 16, 1920|
|Death: ||Jul. 20, 2008|
A. Leroy Martin, 87, a resident of Gladewater, Texas, formerly of Bettendorf, Iowa, died on Sunday, July 20, 2008 at the Good Shepherd Medical Center in Longview Texas.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P. M. Friday, July 25, 2008 at McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Chapel, Bettendorf, Iowa. Visitation will be from 12:00 P.M. until the time of the services on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gregg Home for the Aged 144 F M 1252 Kilgore, Texas 75662, or HeartWay Hospice 1306 Pine Tree Road Longview, Texas 75604
Leroy was born November 16, 1920 in Lancaster, Missouri, the son of W. Everett and Dora A. (Singleton) Martin. On December 31, 1953, he was united in marriage to Rose Ann May in Rock Island, Illinois.
Albert was a mechanic at Mohr Bros. in Bettendorf, Iowa for forty-six years.
He was self-employed at M&M Garage in Bettendorf, Iowa for eight years.
He enjoyed horses, fishing and camping with family and friends. He also loved listening to his nephews, Alva, David, Daniel and Dean playing guitars and singing.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Rose Ann; granddaughter, Tamara (George) of North Carolina and Elaine (Darrell) of Iowa; and grandsons, Steven (Johanna) of Arizona and Danny of Michigan; great-granddaughters, Jennifer of Missouri and Jessica of Iowa; great-grandsons, Jason of Virginia, Joshua of Oklahoma and Brennan of Arkansas; great-great-grandson, C.J. of Iowa; his sister, Nora Fay (Ray) O┬'Neill of Delmar, Iowa; his brothers, Leon of Bettendorf, Iowa, James of Moline, Illinois and Oral of Scott City Missouri; his very special brother-in-law, Dick May, who was like a son to him and his wife Rosemary; his daughter-in-law, Bonnie Martin of Michigan and numerous nieces and nephews among which were Tom, Angie, Sara, Makala, Lori, Shari, Craig and Tami who were very dear to him.
. Leroy was preceded in death by his father, Everett; his mother, Dora; his brothers, Leo, Estil, Paul and Fredrick; his sister, Dora Mae; his son, Fredrick; his first wife, Virginia Propst; and his second wife, Maxine Winchel;
Online condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Leroy┬'s obituary at www.McGinnis-Chambers.com.
Leroy was my uncle on my fathers side. He was to me a real
cowboy. He won many many ribbons with his horses, mainly Dick. When he could no longer ride horses, he boarded them for people on his farm. Sometimes he had to take people to court because they wouldn't take care of them when they were ill or dying. He paid out of his own pocket for their meds and treated and took care of them himself.
When I was a youngster, he and aunt Rose lived next door, he had a barn in the back where he kept Dick and Granny. I would often watch him file horses hooves and reshoe them. I even got to watch him train Dick to take a bow, count, and dance. One year we tried to help him and aunt Rose braid their manes and tails for a parade. They were all decked out in the best gear and were so awesome to see. He even painted a wagon black and gold that they would pull. And of course uncle Leroy was decked out too.
I will really miss him dearly. He was always someone I could count on if something happened. Rest In Sweet Peace Uncle Leroy.
William Everett Martin (1897 - 1964)
Dora Alice Singleton Martin (1897 - 1969)
Alva Leo Martin (1916 - 2001)*
Alvin Leon Martin (1918 - 2009)*
Albert Leroy Martin (1920 - 2008)
James E Martin (1922 - 2010)*
Oral F Noon (1923 - 2014)*
Estil Edison Martin (1927 - 2000)*
Fredrick Franklin Martin (1936 - 1936)*
Dora May Martin (1937 - 1940)*
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
Created by: Karen Wood
Record added: Jul 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 28510235