Obituary of Kenneth Evan Martin
Ken Martin, 85, husband to Susan Martin, of 52 years, passed away on Monday, December 18, 2023. He was born on July 5th, 1938 to the late Evan and Goldie Martin.
He grew up in Grant County and attended University of Kentucky and Eastern Kentucky University where he earned a BA and MA respectively. Ken was a history teacher and boys basketball coach at Owen County high school from 1963-1970. He loved bragging about having the leading scorer in the state. He worked for
Kentucky Farm Bureau Insurance Company as an insurance adjuster from 1971-1998. He was a member of Forks of Elkhorn Baptist Church. Ken was an avid golfer and played the Frankfort Country Club golf course more than anyone. He loved to be social and took great pride in his pristine yard of no weeds and beautiful flowers.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Kent (Teresa) Martin, of Louisville, grandchildren, Evan and Vivian Martin, his sister, Sue (Mike) Neltner, of Burlington and his brothers, Harold (Vel) Martin, of Cynthiana, and Wilfred Martin, of Burlington.
The family would like to thank Hosparus Health for all of their care and concern and especially
Karen Allgeier, social worker; Tracy Beach, RN; Harry Conner, Chaplin; Don Johnston,
Hosparus Volunteer. Thanks also to the staff at Eastern Star Home of Louisville, especially
There will be a Celebration of Life at Clark Legacy Center, Versailles Road on January 12, 2024 at 2:00 PM. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM.
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In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to: Hosparus Health at 6200 Dutchmans Lane, Louisville, KY 40205. www.clarklegacycenter.com