Scottie J. Martin

February 03, 1939 ‒ July 27, 2020

Mount Gilead, Ohio

Scottie J. Martin, age 81, of Mount Gilead, passed away Monday afternoon, July 27, 2020, at the Marion General Hospital.

Scottie was born on February 3, 1939 in Dixon County, Virginia, son of the late Curtis and Nannie Martin.  He had two brothers and one step-brother along with four sisters and 3 step-sisters.  Surviving is his brother, Lawrence Martin of Green Camp and sister, Faye (Bob) Hill of Marion.

At the age of 19, Scottie went into the U.S. Army and was stationed in France and Germany.

Upon his honorable discharge, Scottie married and had three children, two sons and a daughter: Scott W. (Beth) Martin of Edison, Michael (Lisa) Martin of California and Tracy (Don) Rigdon of Crestline.

Scottie worked at Field Container, formerly known as J.G. Clark Co. for 42 years in the maintenance department, before retiring on May 29, 2006.  He worked part-time for Don Graham Sohio Station in Edison for 26 years doing mower repair.  Scottie also had a mower repair service, including small engines, during the summer months which were busy for him, and did chainsaw repairs during the fall.  He was also on the Edison Fire Department and was a City Councilman for Edison.

He remarried and has two step-children: Greg (Connie) Franko of Marion and Rhonda (Timothy)Harden of Marysville.  For the last 37 years, Scottie was lovingly married to his wife Carol.  Together they enjoyed camping and going on several trips and vacations.  They attended Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.

Scottie’s family will greet friends from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, at the Snyder Funeral Homes, Craven Chapel, 67 N. Main St., Mount Gilead.  Services to honor and celebrate his life will be held privately by his family at a later date, officiated by Pastor Jack Kegley.  Burial with military honors will take place at Glendale Cemetery in Cardington.

Memorial contributions in Scottie’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society or to the American Diabetes Association.

Snyder Funeral Homes of Mount Gilead are honored to have been chosen to serve Scottie’s family, and your special memories or condolences may be shared with them by visiting

  • I am so sorry for your loss. We all need to do everything we can to prevent the spread of this virus so we do not lose more of our loved ones.

  • Sorry for the families loss of Scottie. We attend Pleasant Grove with the Martins, and I would try to visit with Scottie and Carol either before church or after. Scottie also worked on my mowers when I needed some repairs. He was always cheerful and friendly when we were around him. He will be missed.

  • To Scott, Mike, and Tracy, the loss of your dad touches a lot of hearts. I will forever remember our childhood memories of him and all of our family gatherings. He always had time for all of us kids. He was very special to me. Forever in my heart. Rest In Peace Uncle Scottie. Thoughts and prayers to you guys.

  • Prayers for all the family! I will miss my Uncle Tom! He always called me on holiday!

  • So sorry for your loss. I only knew Scottie and Carol for a short time, but always looked forward to seeing them when we were in at Thanksgiving. Prayers for you all.
    Love, Karen ( Troy’s daughter)

  • So sorry for your loss
    I worked at Field Container as an AVI attendant Scottie was always a kind man
    Prayers for your family
    Barbara Moore

  • Rhonda and Family ,
    So Sorry for the loss of your Father, you are in our thoughts and Prayers.
    Aunt Karen & Uncle Jay

  • So sorry for your loss Carol .He was an awesome friend and neighbor ! We will miss him very much! He brightened my day every time I talked to him! Prayers for the family !!!

  • So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Bob and Debbie

  • To Carol and her family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Nita and Rod

  • Scottie was such a nice man and a good friend. He will be dealy missed, by his family and his many friends. The family is in our prayers.