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Mr. Melvin Douglas (Doug) Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2017)

Mr. Martin professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Green River Memorial Baptist Church. He was veteran of the Korean conflict and served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. Mr. Martin was a distinguished farmer and conservationist and had received many local, state, and national commendations and awards for his dedication to agriculture and conservation education. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the American Legion, a member of Pitman Masonic Lodge No. 124 F & A. M., and a charter member of the Taylor County Fair Board. His wife of 65 years Reba Allen Martin, survives. He leaves 16 direct living descendants.
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Mr. Melvin Douglas "Doug" Martin,86, of Campbellsville, KY, departed this life on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Grandview Nursing and Rehab Center, Campbellsville, KY.

There will be a funeral service to honor the life of Mr. Martin on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 1pmCT/2pmET, in the chapel of the L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY. Bro. Landon Hadley and Bro. Don Gowen will be officiating. Interment will follow in the Campbellsville Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 3878 Greensburg Rd, Campbellsville, KY. The family will receive friends at the funeral home 4pm-7pmCT/5pm-8pmET, Saturday, January 28, with Masonic rites conducted at 6pmCT/7pmET.


Mr. Melvin Douglas (Doug) Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2017)


Mr. Melvin Douglas "Doug" Martin of Campbellsville was born on February 1, 1930 in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY. He was the son of the late Cloyd & Amelia (Jones) Martin. He departed this life on Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the in Campbellsville, Taylor County, KY, being 86 years, 11 months, and 25 days of age.

Mr. Martin professed faith in Christ and was a member of the Green River Memorial Baptist Church. He was veteran of the Korean conflict and served his country honorably in the United States Air Force. Mr. Martin was a distinguished farmer and conservationist and had received many local, state, and national commendations and awards for his dedication to agriculture and conservation education. He was a Kentucky Colonel, a member of the American Legion, a member of Pitman Masonic Lodge No. 124 F & A. M., and a charter member of the Taylor County Fair Board.

He married Reba Allen on June 8, 1951, and they shared their lives until his passing.

He leaves to cherish his memory:
  • His wife of 65 years: Reba Martin of Campbellsville, KY

  • Three children: Peggy Caulk, Steve Martin and companion Pam Whitehead, and Janet Martin and fiance Randy McCubbin, all of Campbellsville, KY

  • Two sisters: Margaret Cross of Greensburg, KY; and Naomi Paxton of Campbellsville, KY

  • Six grandchildren: Kevin Caulk, Jason Caulk, Jeremy Caulk, Jennifer A. Caulk, Brad Brockman, and Travis Brockman

  • Seven great-grandchildren

  • A close friend: Brereton Jones of Midway, KY

  • And a host of other family and close friends
Send condolences to the family of Mr. Melvin Douglas Martin

The L.R. Petty Funeral Home, 1765 New Columbia Road, Campbellsville, KY, in charge of arrangements.


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Mr. Melvin Douglas (Doug) Martin, Taylor Co., KY (1930-2017)



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