OBITUARY

George C. "Tony" Martin

January 16, 1920January 4, 2013

George C. Martin, 92, of KCK, passed away January 4, 2013 at home. Visitation will be from 6:00-8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 9th at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, 701 N. 94th St, KCK. Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Thursday, January 10th at the funeral home. Interment with Military Honors will follow the service in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project. George was born January 16, 1920 in Ulman, Missouri to George and Ollie Gertrude Martin. He left school in the 9th grade to help on the family farm. Shortly thereafter, George joined the Navy and was stationed in the Pacific on the USS Pennsylvania during WWII. He moved to Kansas City in the late 1940s and started working for General Motors, where he worked for over 30 years until his retirement in 1976. George was an active UAW Local 31 member as well as a member of the VFW. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and watching most sports, especially the Royals, Chiefs and KU Basketball. George loved nothing more than packing up his fifth wheel and traveling or camping with his wife, Edith, and his daughter Charlene. George was preceded in death by his wife Edith Bernice Martin, his parents, George and Ollie Martin, his five siblings, Nell Blize, Erma Hagen, Phil, Gail and Bill Martin, as well as nephew Johnny Blize. He is survived by his daughter Charlene Elkins of the home, granddaughter Michell Perkins, grandson Michael Elkins and wife Rhonda; great-granddaughters, Ashley Ridgeway and Alexis Elkins; great-great-grandson, Carter Ray Ridgeway; nieces and nephews, Cathy Lowe, Connie Stanton, Christy Drury, Bill Martin, Midge McGee, Carrol Martin, Jim Martin and Gary Hagen; as well as many more family and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 9, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, January 10, 2013
REMEMBERING

George C. "Tony" Martin

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Brian Perkins

January 8, 2013

Grandpa or Charlie as I knew him will be very missed I always loved it at family functions how he would always say oh he better not eat that and when it was all over Charlie had polished off 3 full plates of food and I will miss the stories you told me of Island hopping in the Pacific during World War 2. Thank you Grandpa Charlie for your Service and your humor.

Janice Riggs

January 7, 2013

I only knew "Charlie" for 8years,since moving across the street from his home,but in those 8 years,I learned he was a kind,sincere,gentle man,that had a dedicated love for family and others that were blessed to have known him.I wish miss greatly. All will be in my thoughts and prayers. GOD BLESS

Bob

January 6, 2013

I am grateful for the life of Mr. Martin. Thanks to his service and to the service of others in our armed forces, my family and I have been able to lead our lives in freedom and peace.

Chaplain Richard Reuer

January 6, 2013

I wish to extend to you and to members of your family my deepest sympathy on your loss. May the Lord's loving promises comfort you and give you strength as you walk through this difficult time. On behalf of a grateful nation and an expression of appreciation for the honorable and faithful service rendered by your loved one.

If you wish for a personalized memorial sympathy card mailed to you with history of playing of taps, 21 gun salutes, meaning of each fold of the flag as a keepsake, please send your request to:

Chaplain Richard Reuer
Honoring Those Who Served Ministry
1206 6th St SW
Minot, ND 58701

Or click on CONTACT ME to email a mailing address for which card be mailed to.

This service is a free to all veteran families. I wish to thank you for your serving from one veteran to another – Thanks!

Fair Winds and Following Seas

FROM THE FAMILY