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John F. Martin, 74, of Neola, W.Va., passed away on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, after a long illness.

He attended Greenbrier schools and was a graduate of Lincoln Tech Institute and Lehigh Community College in PA. He served in the military from 1965-1967 in Korea and served as an Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery. He was employed by the PA Bureau of Forestry until his retirement in 2003. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed teaching his grandchildren about the outdoors.

He was the son of the late Jake and Elizabeth Martin of Neola, WV.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Victoria Vandegrift Martin; his son, John Martin and daughter-in-law, Jennifer, of Sale Creek, Tenn.; his daughter, Mary Martin Hoke and son-in-law Matthew Hoke, of Shady Springs, W.Va.; sister Ora Trainer Henson, of Clintonville, W.Va.; grandchildren, Derrick and Spencer Wenrick, of Weikert, Pa., Ethan, Alexandria, and Wyatt Hoke of Shady Springs; stepgranddaughter, Cailey Lusk, of Shepherdstown, W.Va, and Thomas and Charity Martin of Sale Creek, Tenn.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two daughters, Mary Elizabeth Martin and Elizabeth Martin Wenrick; brothers, Bill and Robert Martin; sisters, Virginia Polite, Stella Stalnecker, Betty Radford, and Glenda Martin.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Anthony Ambulance and Fire Co. 12584 Pocahontas Trail, WSS WV 24986.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, at the Wallace & Wallace Lewisburg Chapel. The family will receive their friends from 11 a.m. until time of service. Following the memorial service there will be a meal at the Neola Baptist Church in White Sulphur Springs.

The family would like to send a special thanks to the Neola Baptist Church as well as Kanawha HospiceCare in Fairlea, W.Va.
Published on June 21, 2017
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