OBITUARY

Grady John Martin Jr.

March 6, 1949May 25, 2019
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Grady John Martin Jr., age 70, of Coshocton passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2019. He was born on March 6, 1949 in Coshocton to Grady Sr. and Katheryn (Leaster) Martin. After graduating from Coshocton High School in 1967, Grady attended Youngstown State University then decided to join the United States Navy serving from 1968 to 1970.

He worked at Mutual Furniture, General Electric and Sandcast. On July 9, 1982, he married, Ellen (Benac) Martin who survives.

Grady was a member of St. Andrews AME Church of Coshocton. He loved sports, music, late model cars and had a fondness for computers. He had the “gift to gab” and talked with everyone about anything. He was the most joyful, helpful, fun loving man with a wonderful smile you could ever meet. He loved spending time with his family and friends especially his grandchildren and will be missed by all that knew him.

Grady is survived by his mother, Katheryn Martin, his wife of 37 years, Ellen Martin; children, Renee Dansby, Grady John Martin III, Adrian Martin, Latoya Martin, Scott Martin, Damien Martin, Katrina Elson, and Andrea Harris; grandchildren, Raphael Miller, Ebony Miller, Xavear Grady John Martin IV, Devonte Martin, Jabre Martin, Ayailah McHenry, Diashua Scott, Iesha Cass, Kali Martin, Jasmine Haughn and Angel Jones; great-grandchildren, Christian and Carmen; the mothers of his children, Diane Dansby, Norma Lewis and Barbara Norfleet; five siblings, Gayle DeLorch of Columbus, Anthony Martin of Columbus, Otis Martin of Coshocton, Kathy (Tim) Lowery of Columbus, and David S. Martin of California, and many nieces and nephews. Grady loved Norma Scott like a daughter and thought of Angie Tumblin as a dear friend.

Along with his father, Grady Martin Sr., he is preceded in death by two nephews, Demico DeLorch and Nazariah Covington.

Calling hours will be held on Saturday, June 1, 2019 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm at Given-Dawson-Paisley Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home at 1:00 pm with Reverend Henson officiating. For those who wish, memorial contributions may be made in Grady’s name to Coshocton County Regional Medical Center, Grant Hospital, Select Specialties Hospital, Lafayette Pointe Nursing Home, St. Andrews AME Church of Coshocton or to the Paralyzed Veterans of America. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

The family would like to thank Dr. Gwinn and Dr. Carver and the staff in the ICU for all their care.

An online memorial can be viewed at www.given-dawson-paisleyfh.com.

Services

  • Calling Hours Saturday, June 1, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2019

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Anthonette L Covington

June 5, 2019

Uncle JunJun I’ll always love you and will never forget you I truly adored your spirit and that huge grin never forgotten!!!💋💋💙🤴🏾💪🏽

Sandra Clincy

June 3, 2019

My Condolences to the Martin Family. I am the Grandmother 'Nana' of Devonte, Jabre and Ayailah from California. I met Grady years ago taking over the phone with him via my daughter in law Latoya. Taking to him was like I knew him for years, very pleasant and funny.
My prayers are with the family during this time. Rest assured to be absent from the body and now with our Lord and Savior. Rest in Heaven🙏

Connie Spencer

June 1, 2019

My deepest sympathy and condolences go out to the Martin family. So very sad to hear of Grady's passing. Hopefully, you will find comfort in knowing that one day you will see your treasured love one again. May the blessings of God be with you.
Connie Spencer & Family

Terry & Jeanna Nelson

June 1, 2019

Deepest Condolences to the Martin family.

Erica Montgomery

June 1, 2019

Sending my deepest condolences to the Martin family. Praying for you all through this difficult time.

Letitia Bynum Sams

May 31, 2019

My condolences to the family. I have fond memories of Grady growing up with his family in Coshocton. I will miss seeing his smile and conversation.

Patty Darr

May 31, 2019

I remember Grady from Chestnut Elementary School where we went to school and played on the playground as children. So sorry to hear of his passing

Bill Shaw

May 31, 2019

Sincere condolences to entire Martin family. My thoughts and prayers to you all. GOD bless you all.

Raymond Floyd

May 31, 2019

To live is Christ, to die is gain! Although his presence will be greatly missed on this earth, his spirit returned to God who gave it and he rest in a much better place. May you find comfort in the Lord our God. Much love to you Norma and family. Ray.. Fb friend!

Sherry Truex

May 31, 2019

Sending my deepest sympathy to the family. May God be with you all during this time of loss.

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