Leonard Martin

April 5, 2013

Martin, Leonard Obituary

Leonard Gordon Martin, Sr., son of the late parents, George Henry and Seal Anna Martin was born on May 20, 1925 in Charleston, South Carolina.  In April, 1951, Leonard entered into holy matrimony with Lucy Dyer who preceded him in death.  To that union, six children were born.  Leonard rededicated his life to Christ on February 26, 2013 and was promoted into glory on April 5, 2013 at his home in Washington, DC.

Leonard was educated in the New York City Public Schools.  He later joined the U. S. Marine Corp in 1943 where he received several awards including the Vietnamese Service Medal, seven Good Conduct Medals, and National Defense Service Medal.  Leonard spent 19 years as an honorable and faithful active service member of the Marine Corp.  He also served two years in the Fleet Marine Corp Reserve.  He later worked various jobs but he was particularly fond of working at the Dorchester House as a Security Officer for approximately six years.

People often called Leonard a “Man of Integrity”   because of sincere honesty and his extraordinary patience for anyone.  Leonard loved to read and watch his favorite shows, Jeopardy, Family Freud and the History Channel.  He was an avid Tiger Woods fan and lover of golf.   He was also a dedicated Yankee’s fan and a collector of books.  He loved to cook and indulge ice cream which was his favorite desert.
    
Leonard leaves to cherish his memories, one daughter, Martina Martin of Washington, DC, two sons, Leonard Martin, Jr. of Las Vegas, NV, and Lance Martin of Tarzana, CA; one niece, Patricia Martin-Mattocks and one nephew, Keith Martin; nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three great-great grandchildren, one close friend of 44 years, Mr. Randall, and a host of other loving family and friends.
    
Leonard was preceded in death by his loving wife, Lucy; two daughters, Patricia Martin-Desmond; Cecilia Martin-Craft; one son, Kevin Gordon Martin; two grandsons, Sean Kornegay , Martin Del Howard, and one brother, George Henry Martin, Jr.

On Saturday, April 20:
Visitation - Horton Funeral Home, Washington (map/directions) - 10:00 a.m.
Funeral - Horton Funeral Home - 11:00 a.m.
Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.




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April 20, 2013

Visitation - Horton Funeral Home, Washington - 10:00 a.m.

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April 20, 2013

Funeral - Horton Funeral Home - 11:00 a.m.


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