Martin, John E., 86, of McMechen, WV, died Saturday, November 5, 2011 in Cameron Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
He was born May 27, 1925, in Marshall County, the son of the late John E. and Bessie Strait Martin.
John was a member of the McMechen Church of God and a veteran of the Navy where he served in the Pacific as well as the United States Theaters during WWII.
He was a Ship Fitter Second Class upon discharge and honored with the victory medal. He was a retired Teamster through his employment with Peoples Cartage where he worked in mail transportation.
In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his loving wife Mary Kay Kavanas Martin in 2009, a son, John E. Martin Jr. in 1994, one brother, Donald Martin and a nephew Donnie Martin.
Surviving is three sons, Mark E. Martin Kathy of McMechen; James Martin Rebecca of McMechen; Craig M. Martin of Nashville, TN; two daughters, Sandy Sperling Richard of Glen Dale, WV; Bonnie Cuchta Anthony of McMechen, a daughter-in-law, Sandy Martin of MI; 17 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Friends received 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 214 Marshall Street, McMechen, where funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, November 8, 2011, with Pastor Mitch Johnston officiating.
Interment and military honors conducted by the Moundsville Honor Guard in Greenwood Cemetery, Wheeling, WV.
Memorial contributions can be made to the McMechen VFD or the McMechen Church of God.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at altmeyer.com