Edward Lee Martin, 88, of Neodesha, Kansas passed away at Morningstar Care Homes in Neodesha, Kansas on October 16, 2018.
Edward Lee Martin was born on January 9, 1930 to Albert Lee and Hazel Marie (Cole) Martin in Neodesha, Kansas. Ed graduated from Neodesha High School in 1950. Ed married Joan Lorene Johnson on August 26, 1950 in Fredonia, Kansas. Ed and Joan made their home in Neodesha and welcomed four wonderful children. After working 31 years at Churchill in Chanute, Ed retired. To help pass the time after retirement, Ed enjoyed woodworking, metal engraving, carpentry, and operating his ham radios. Ed had an International Ham radio license. The memory of Ed’s caring and loving personality will be remembered by all.
Preceding Ed in death are his parents, Albert Lee and Hazel Marie Martin.
Those left to cherish Ed’s memory, his loving wife Joan of Neodesha, KS, sons, Aron and wife Linda Martin of Neodesha, KS, Sam and wife Peggy Martin of Neodesha, KS, daughters, Reba and husband Jim Black of Bartlesville, OK, Breta and husband Gregory Campus of Neodesha, KS, five grandsons, and twelve great grandchildren.
Graveside services will be held on Thursday, October 18th at 2:00 PM at the Neodesha City Cemetery under the direction of Loran Fawcett Chapel. Online condolences may be left to the family by visiting www.loranfawcettfuneralhome.com.
My deepest sympathies to the family of Ed Martin:
I first met Ed several years ago, when I visited Harmony Masonic Lodge #94 in Neodesha, KS for a regular monthly meeting. Ed saw me sitting in the Lodge room, waiting for things to start & introduced himself. He noted that he had once worked for Cessna Aircraft (Pawnee division) in Wichita. To that, I chirped-up that my dad worked at Cessna (Pawnee Div) too and that his boss was CASH SAMPLE. Bro Ed Martin's eyes lit up and said "Cash Sample was MY BOSS, TOO". Small world. --Ed and I shared other things in-common. Both of us were/are licensed amateur (ham) radio operators and I loved how Ed was instrumental in facilitating the beautiful mural on the side of the building in Neodesha. Beautiful. I was privileged to visit Ed at his home a few times when i'd be commuting on US-75 between Kansas and Texas. Ed Martin was a good man..and he will be missed.
JAMES A. MARPLES
**Again my condolences & prayers for Ed's family
JAMES MARPLES, KS
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
Karri LaneNorth Chesterfield, VA
seeing this sad news sure brings tears to my eyes remembering all the good memories working with Ed and all the stories he had to tell which the ones who truly knew him could only imagine....my heartfelt sympathy to all of you...…….
Bruce BusbySt. Paul, KS
I wish I had the opportunity to meet him, especially after getting to know Breta. My prayers and positive thoughts for the whole family during this sad time.
Lynn BrooksCandler, NC
I am so very sorry to hear this! Edward was a very fine man and he will be missed!
Mary Martin HouseSedan, KS