Carl T. Martin

Published 1:54 am Saturday, February 11, 2017

Carl T. Martin


Carl T. Martin, age 75, of Stanford, passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at UK Chandler Medical Center in Lexington. Born Monday, January 19, 1942 in the Turnersville Community of Lincoln County, he was the son of the late Elmer Lewis and Virginia Kennedy Martin.

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His loving wife, whom he married April 20, 1962, is Joyce Taylor Martin of Stanford. Carl was a retired Greyhound Bus Driver and owned Martin Tours for 25 years. Carl was a member of McKinney Christian Church, the coach of the 1978 South Lexington Little League World Series Baseball Team, was an avid golfer, was a sports enthusiast, loved bluegrass music, loved to exercise, and was the family historian.

In addition to his wife, Carl leaves behind two sons, Mickey Martin (Ericka) of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and Rodney Martin (Carol) of Lexington; five grandsons, Shayne Martin (Megan) of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Taylor Martin of Lexington, Austin Martin and Trey Martin of Florence, Kentucky, and Brett Wolfe of Mt. Juliet; one great-granddaughter due in April; three brothers, Powell Martin (Virginia), Fred Martin (Joyce Ann), and Dennis Martin (Regina) all of Stanford; two sisters, Mary Jo Smith of New Salem and Brenda Hensley (Jesse) of Amelia, Ohio; and one sister-in-law, Sue Martin of Stanford.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Russell Martin.

A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Monday, February 13, 2017 at Fox & friend Funeral Home with Bro. Lewis Walter and John Edwards officiating the service. Burial will follow in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.

Mike Martin, Mark Martin, Bryan Martin, Brady Martin, Shae Martin, and Doug Hensley will serve as active pallbearers. Carl’s grandsons, Troy Martin, David Hensley, the 1978 South Lexington Little League World Series Team, Roy Clark, Wimpy Hughes, and Danny Johnson will serve as honorary pallbearers.

The visitation will be held 5-8 p.m. Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Contributions suggested to Calvary Hill Baptist Church Building Fund, 100 John Street, Stanford, KY 40484. Fox & Friend Funeral Home, Stanford, is entrusted with Carl’s arrangements.

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