David Lloyd Martin, 84

David Lloyd Martin, 84, of Bloomingdale, died on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

David was born in Allegan to the late Lloyd and Evangeline Martin on March 1, 1934, and was named after David in the Bible. He became a father to four sons. He worked as a foreman at Fuller Transmission, later Eaton Corporation, and was a Van Buren County Animal Control Officer.

Dave was a superb duck hunter and deer hunter. He was a loving man who loved the Lord. With his passing, our country has lost a patriot, his family has lost its patriarch, but Heaven has welcomed home a faithful servant.

Dave is survived by his wife Janice Martin; sons, Jeff Malarney, Eric (Lisa) Martin, Chris (Tanya) Martin, and daughter-in-law Cindy Martin; his sister Sue (Dale) Vote; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by son Kraig Martin and grandson Andrew Martin. 

The family thanks Bruce and Naomi Williams for all their help and care these past years, as well as Dale Vote and Penny Pratt. 

Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, March 8, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel. The funeral service will be Friday, March 9, at 11 a.m. at Merson Church, 3313 102nd Ave, Gobles, MI 49055. 

Merson Church is accepting memorial donations to assist the family with expenses.  Interment will be at Hudson Corners Cemetery, Allegan Township.

Arrangements are being provided by Gorden Funeral Residence, www.gordenfuneral.com.

 

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