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Obituary: Craig Martin, 61

Mr. Martin was retired from GE. He was a KY Colonel and KY Admiral, and was an avid outdoorsman. Visitation and services will be in Louisville, followed by a committal service at Haven Hill, Columbia, KY

Craig Martin, 61, Louisville, KY, died Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Norton Hosparus Pavillion.

The funeral service will be Sunday, November 16, 2008, at 2:00pmET at Owen Funeral Home on Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY, with visitation from 2-8pmET, Saturday, November 15, 2008and after 12 noonET on Sunday, November 16, 2008. A committal service will be Monday, November 17, 2008, at 10amCT, at Haven Hill Cemetery, Liberty Road, Columbia, KY. There will be no local visitation. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

He was a retired maintenance specialist for General Electric and an Army National Guard Veteran. He was a Kentucky Colonel and a Kentucky Admiral. He was an avid fisherman and golfer. He enjoyed 12 years of retirement, spending much time on his houseboat at Rough River with Debbie and his canine companion, Buck.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mildred H. Martin and Harry L. Martin.

He is survived by his loving wife, Deborah Feese Martin, Louisville, KY, formerly of Adair County, and the following:
  • His children: Christina and her husband Frank Alvey; and Robert Heath and his wife Nikki Martin; and a step-son, Joshua Mclean

  • Brothers and sisters: Alan and wife Becky Martin, John and wife Judie Martin, Larry Martin, Harriet Martin, and Norma and husband James Cecil

  • Seven grandchildren: Joshua Martin, Trey and Blake Alvey; Haley, Jacob, and Hannah Martin, and Olivia Ortense
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Hosparus of Louisville or to WHAS Crusade for Children. You make make these donations at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville ST, Columbia, KY.
This obituary was made possible through the support of Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, established in 1926, located one block off the Square at 200 Campbellsville Street in Columbia. To reach David and Cathy Martin, phone 270-384-2149, or E-mail: Large enough to serve comfortably; Small enough to serve personally.

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