Bob Martin, born Aug. 16, 1926, in Carrier Mills, died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2012, in Ellingston, Mo.
He is survived by a son, Dale and Susan Martin of Galatia; a daughter, Bobbie Jean Nicley; eight grandchildren, Mary and Todd Kuczynski of Harrisburg, Heidi and Curtis Hicks of Marion, Ky., April and Larry Mathews of Galatia, Dale Martin Jr. of Galatia, Gena Martin of Galatia, Jennifer and Troy Rush, Wayne and Lisa Martin and Deedee Martin; 12 great-grandchildren, Lily and Haley Martin, Whitney Henshaw, Kambria Campbell, Abigail and Josie Kuczynski, Paige, Dylan and Kyron Hicks, Jaytan and Kody Mathews and Reagan Martin.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Goldie Russell Martin; a sister, Fern Culberth; eight brothers, Lloyd, Joyce, Ray, Ralph, Lodeen, James N., Wayne and twin brother Bill Martin; three sons, Johnny, Jimmie and James N. Martin.
Bob and Bill Martin ran the Martin TV service in Harrisburg until 1973. Bob Martin also worked at Eagle 2 mine in Shawneetown and Brushy Creek Mine in Harco.
A memorial service will be held at New Salem Cemetery at a later date.