James E. “Rick” Martin

March 23, 1962 ‒ February 13, 2006

Marengo, Ohio

James E. “Rick” Martin, age 43 of Marengo, died unexpectedly Monday evening February 13, 2006 at his residence.

He was born in Columbus on March 23, 1962 to James L. and Mary A (Birchfield) Martin. He was a 1980 graduate of Buckeye Valley High School and DeVry University. Rick was an Electronics Technician and had worked for Rollins Security and also owned and operated Martin’s Carpet in Marengo from 1994-1999. He enjoyed a recent fishing trip to Lake Okeechobee in Florida with his brother Greg. He also enjoyed baseball, playing golf, hunting and bowling at Delaware Lanes. He was a 5 year member of the Rod-n-Tiques club in Mt, Gilead and a former member of the Moose Lodge in Delaware.

In addition to his parents he is survived by Brother: Greg Martin of Marengo; Sister: Emily Keltner of Marengo; Nieces: Lillee Keltner, the joy of his life, of Marengo, Christine and Chris Thompson of Fulton and Holly Martin of Columbus. Grandmother: Lucille Belisle of Delaware; Grandfather: Steve Ferko of Bokelia, FL. Many caring relatives and friends.

Proceeded in death by Grandparents: Okie and Florence Birchfield and Lee Ferko.

Friends may call Thursday from 5-8 p.m. at the DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday with Pastor Paul Staton officiating. Interment will follow in the Green Mound Cemetery, Kilbourne.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Heart of Ohio Dialysis Center, 1730 Marion Waldo Road, Marion, Ohio 43302.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com