William D. 'Bill' Martin

Jul 12, 1935 - Feb 24, 2014


William Dean "Bill" Martin, 78, of Bear Lake near Albion, IN, and having family members in Huntington, IN, died Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, at his home.

Mr. Martin retired as a dye technician from Zanaxx, now Federal Mogul, in Avilla, where he had worked for 14 years. He had previously worked for Skiles Grocery Company, in Bluffton, for 10 years and at Memcor, in Huntington, for 10 years. He was a member of the Church of the Stone in Wolcottville. He had lived in Avilla for 30 years, moving to Bear Lake seven years ago.

He was born July 12, 1935, in Owensboro, KY, to Charles Elmer and Minnie Ann Meredith Martin. He married Susan Ann "Sue" Nern on March 16, 1984, in Avilla, and she survives.

Additional survivors include three sons, William Edward (Martha) Martin, of Payne, OH, and Ronald Kay Martin and Jack Allen (Dawn) Martin, both of Huntington; a daughter, Kathleen Ann (Jerry) Nix, of Fort Wayne; a daughter-in-law, Marsha Martin, of Huntington; a sister, June Gibson, of Corsicana, TX; 16 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Calling is Monday, March 3, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with a service following at 2 p.m., at Young Family Funeral Home, Wolcottville Chapel, Ind.-9 North, Wolcottville. Rev. Mike Stanley of the Church of the Stone will officiate.

Gifts may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be made at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com.