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Robert Taylor Martin, Adair Co., KY (1919-2013)

Robert Martin was a West Point graduate and Colonel in the U.S. Army. Upon his retirement from the military, he taught Mathematics at Daytona Community College in Florida. He will be remembered for his quick wit, love of debate, and deep care and concern for the underprivileged.
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Funeral services will be Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 12pm Noon CT/1pmET, at Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, with Bro. Raymond Martin officiating. Burial will be in Columbia Cemetery, 315 Campbellsville Street, with full military honors presented by VFW Post 6097. Visitation will be after 11amCT/12pm Noon ET, Saturday, at the funeral home.


Robert Taylor Martin, Adair Co., KY (1919-2013)


He was born Friday, August 29, 1919, in Columbia, Adair County, KY. He was the son of the late Taylor P. and Winifred Barbee Martin. He died in Lexington, Fayette County, KY, April 16, 2013, at the age of 93 years, six months, and 18 days.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by three siblings; Charles and David Martin and Jean Edwards. Robert Martin was a West Point graduate and Colonel in the U.S. Army. Upon his retirement from the military, he taught Mathematics at Daytona Community College in Florida. He will be remembered for his quick wit, love of debate, and deep care and concern for the underprivileged. Survivors include:
  • His sister: Louise Thomas of Daytona Beach, FL

  • His nephews and nieces: David (Patty) Martin of Lexington, KY; Jeane (Bob) Watts, John Edwards, Tom (Jill) Edwards all of Louisville, KY; Karen (Eugene) Medley of Franklin, KY; Kathy (John) Cook of Boston, MA; David Matthews of Alaska and Michael Matthews of Virginia

  • Many other relatives and friends including his faithful and compassionate caregiver, Shirley Carter.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity that serves the poor and underprivileged.

The family wishes to thank the patient and kind staff at The Lafayette and Morning Pointe. Grissom-Martin Funeral Home, 200 Campbellsville Street, Columbia, KY, in charge of arrangements.

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