Otis Max Martin

December 11, 1934September 13, 2018

Otis Max Martin, 83, of Greencastle passed away on September 13, 2018, at his residence surrounded by his family.

Otis was born in Parke County on December 11, 1934, the son of Jesse O. and Eva M. (Bales) Martin, and was a graduate of 1954 Bainbridge High School.

Mr. Martin Owned a grocery store, worked at Limedale Stone Query, Manhatten Ditching, and worked farming on the side. He was a long-time member of Beech Grove United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Judy Martin; a step-daughter Rebecca Marshall, (husband-Walter); three step-sons, Mark Stimer, (wife Anna) and family, Brent Stimer and family, and Steve Stimer; two sisters, Betty Snodgrass, and Elsie Padgett; a brother, Everett Martin, (wife-Jackie); a step-grandson, Charles Marshall, a step-granddaughter, Miranda Vinyl, (Jesse); several nieces and nephews; his loving church family; and his big fat cat, Kitty Boy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Lee Martin.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Little Walnut Cemetery with pastor Frank Brasel officiating. Hopkins-Rector Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

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Karena Phillippo

September 15, 2018

Remembering Max today he was like Uncle Max , we were one of his neighbors growing up in the country he was friends with my parents The Watson's anyways Max would always stop in just to visit I remember him wearing his suspenders , his laugh and him pulling up in his red truck and he have his dog sometimes. I remember one time my sister and I put make up on uncle max and I remember putting lipstick on and giving him a kiss on the cheek and mom and dad be saying you girls leaving him be he would say oh they are okay . Another memory my brothers and their friend would cause mischief and max come by tell dad and I hear max telling dad them boys been at it again ...... dad say I get onto them .... but he always do it in a neighborly way of course. Great man your funeral was beautiful your missed till we all meet again one day

Nina Berry

September 14, 2018

I love you Uncle Max and will miss you terribly! I have such fond memories of going to Uncle Max's store and dusting the shelves for spending money and playing Mother may I on the steps. Your laughter is what I will miss most of all. It was one of a kind. I will remember you enjoying that Payday candy bar in the hospital the last time I saw you. You have always been in my life and words just can't express the sadness I feel.

Pamela Kay

September 14, 2018

I have lots of memories of Uncle Max. The tea party when I was young-he poured-. Going to 'MAX'S' store for a coke and a bag of peanuts. P-Dink (his dog) with him in his red truck. Helping him disc Grandma's farm-the first time I drove a tractor with a cab! I will never forget his suspenders and his one of a kind laugh! Miss ya Max!

Esther Lins

September 14, 2018

I am so sorry we have lost Max here on earth but hopefully he is in a better place and free of pain. Max was my first cousin and although I didn't see him often it was always a good time when I did. The last time I saw him was in May on a Sunday morning when I joined my sister Margaret for church at Beech Grove. My family always loved Max and had such a good time with him because when he was younger he always made us laugh. I will miss seeing him. May God bless his sisters, brother, nieces & nephews, Judy, and all of her family. I look forward to the time when we all see each other again.