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Friday, December 2, 2016

Joe Leslie Martin (November 26, 2016)

Joe Leslie Martin, 74, of Greenville, left this earth and entered his heavenly home on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at State of the Heart Hospice Care Center in Greenville.

Joe was born Saturday, October 24, 1942 in Union City, IN, a son of the late James A. and Dorothy (Meier) Martin.

In addition to his parents, Joe was preceded in death by previous wife, Lucy (Miller) Martin, and nephew, Michael Martin.

Joe was a member of the First Assembly of God in Greenville. He served as a trustee for Washington Township for over 30 years. He was a longtime member of Gideon’s International. Joe dedicated his entire life to farming. He also enjoyed mission trips to Guatemala and China. He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Joe is survived by his Wife, of 38 years, Becky J.A.(Long) Martin of Greenville, whom he married Friday, March 31, 1978; a son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Beth Martin of New Madison ; daughters and son-in-law, Sara and Teddy Horne of Dayton, OH and Polly and Tim Bailey of Union, OH; grandchildren, Derek and Sierra Martin, Brittney Martin, Tyler Martin, Avery Horne, Ezra Horne, John Bailey and McKenna Bailey; great grandson, Carter Joseph Martin; brothers, William F. and Vickie Martin of Greenville and Larry Martin and special friend Deb Hart of Greenville; sister, Jane and Albert Weimer of Arcanum; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Paulette and Dave Hoke of Arcanum; numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at The First Assembly of God, 7219 St. Rt. 118 N, Greenville with Pastor Dale Boeger officiating. Burial will follow in Greenville Cemetery.

Family and friends may visit Tuesday, November 29,2016 from 4;00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Oliver Floyd Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International, State of the Heart Care or First Assembly of God Church.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.oliverfloyd.com