John E. Martin

May 27, 1925 - November 5, 2011

05/27/1925 - 11/05/2011

Past Services

Visitation
Monday November 07, 2011
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Cemetery
Tuesday November 08, 2011
Greenwood Cemetery-Wheeling
National Road
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-232-0330 | Directions
Service
Tuesday November 08, 2011
11:00 am
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions
Visitation
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home-Benwood-McMechen Chapel
214 Marshall Street
McMechen, WV 26040
304-232-1710 | Directions

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

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Katherine Wheaton
7 years ago

Deepest sympathy from our family to yours at this time of sorrow.

Katherine Wheaton & family

George T. Sidiropolis
7 years ago

John and I first met and became friends in the early sixties. A true gentleman and a stand-up guy.

My sincere sympathy to his family.

George T. Sidiropolis
7 years ago

John and I first met and became friends in the late sixties. A true gentleman and a stand-up guy.

My sincere sympathy to his family.

Dan Johnson
7 years ago

kNEW jOHN MOST OF MY LIFE LIVED NEXT STREET OVER FROM HIM IN mcMECHEN WVA hE WAS A QUITE MAN WHEN WE WERE GROWNG UP mAY gOD TAKE A LIKEING AND god bless his family and loved one.

Dan

June Mease Williamson
7 years ago

My sympathies to

Bonnie and her family

Kathy Pearl Norris
7 years ago

Sandy, Jimmy & Bonnie, so many memories of 21st St. and all of us playing together. Pete & Bessie aross the street, Pop Abric cutting weeds in the playground, jumping off the swings into piles of leaves. Mike calling Jim “Hooligan”. Your dad, tall, deep voiced and smiling. I’ll be thinking of you and your families this week. I’m sorry you’ve lost him.

Lou Richmond
7 years ago

Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Cherish the memories within your heart…

Lou Richmond