Paul R. Martin
Paul R. Martin, age 75, of Shelby, Ohio died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at the Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.
He was born on July 14, 1936 in Estill, Kentucky to Reb and Lucy (Sherman) Martin. Paul was a 1955 graduate of Wayland High School in Wayland, KY and attended Alice Lloyd College in Pippa Passes, KY. Paul was a US Amy veteran, serving as a medic. He retired from Tech Forms and MTD in Shelby. Paul was an avid woodworker, making many different pieces of furniture for his family over the years. Always tinkering with something, he was especially proud of the dune buggy he built from the ground up. Paul also enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren who affectionately referred to him as PaPaul.
Paul is survived by a son: Gregory (Julie) Martin of Streetsboro, OH; a daughter Rhonda (Carl) Ridenour of Shelby; the mother of his children: Beulah (Don) Pifer of Shelby; 5 grandchildren: Blake Ridenour, Ashley Martin, Steffaney Martin, Chelsea Ridenour, and Gregrey Martin; 2 brothers: Charles Ray (Emma Lou) Martin of KY and Wade Martin of KY; 2 sisters: Joyce Ratliff of KY and Mabel Doris (George) Welch of Maryland. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Forrest Martin and a sister, Gwendolyn Barnett.
Friends may call on Thursday, March 29, 2012 from 5-8 PM at the Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. In addition friends may call at the Hall Brothers Funeral Home in Martin, KY on Friday from 6-8 PM where a funeral service will be held at 11 AM Saturday. Burial will be in the Whit Martin Cemetery in Dema, KY with military honors. Memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family would appreciate online condolences at penwellturner.com