Carl "Marty" Martin Michals

August 12, 1949May 2, 2018
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Carl Martin “Marty” Michals, 68, passed away on May 2, 2018. He was born in Louisville, KY on August 12, 1949 to the late Worden and Jeanne Horrell Michals. Marty is survived by his best friend and wife of 25 yrs, Sharon Michals; children, Scott (Kristin), Sarah (Masoud), Jenny (Rob), and Jason (Sade); grandchildren, Trenton, Bryce, Aaliyah, Lyla, Madeline, Connor, and Millie; siblings, Dave (Christine), Nancy (Keith), and Kathy; his beloved dog Chloe; and a host of other friends and family. Marty’s smile was only outshined by his generosity and to say he was a UK fan was to put it lightly. He loved the Wildcats and rooted them on at every opportunity. Much of their success must be attributed to his superstitions. A memorial gathering of friends and family will take place on Sunday, May 6th, from 2 to 6 PM at the Arch L. Heady & Son at Westport Village, 7410 Westport Rd. A memorial service will be held on Monday at 11 AM at the funeral home. Please visit to leave a condolence for the family.


  • Memorial Gathering of Friends and Family Sunday, May 6, 2018
  • Memorial Service Monday, May 7, 2018

Carl "Marty" Martin Michals

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Andrea Henderson

May 10, 2018

I met Marty years ago at Stock Yards Bank. He was one of our appraiser and he was one of the best.
During Christmas he would stop by and bring gifts. My favorite gift and I still have and use each Christmas is the Santa Claus boot. He started my collection on these boots. I received 2 from him and I have been able to collect 5 others. They had to look like the one that Marty gave me, now. He had just reached out to me two days before his passing to see how I was doing. It was a shock. I know that you will miss him, but I will miss he too. He was that type of guy. You are in my prayers.

Linda Alcorn

May 3, 2018

Marty & I go back 30 years (+/-)...I met him in the mortgage industry. As soon as I met him, I knew I wanted to be his friend. He was a true professional in his work, and always cracking jokes & making me laugh. I am so thankful & feel so blessed to have know such a stand up guy. He let me call him "Martin" all these years. That was my term of endearment for him....and he would laugh every time I called or answered his call saying "Martin!"
He always spoke highly of his family, loved his Sharon dearly and genuinely cared about my family as well. Martin, you are missed!

Scott & Ava Smith

May 3, 2018

Marty was such a blessing both in my business and our personal lives. Working with him over the last 30 years, his memory never ceased to amaze me. His work was impeccable. Loved hearing the weekly stories about his family, and he always asked about ours as well. We had philosophical conversations that would probably put many to sleep. He once endured hours of karaoke in his living room just to make sure I had a great birthday. We talked years ago about winning the lottery, and how the money would be spent for both of our families, because- as he put it, "you all are in the top 25 friends list". We would often check our "top 25" status through the years (particularly when we needed a favor). In retrospect we had something so much greater than anything the lottery could ever buy. We had our friendship, which I believe neither of us would trade for anything. We absolutely loved Marty, and are so grateful to have had him as a friend.

Victoria Lemke

May 3, 2018

I will miss the man that made my dear friend, Sharon happy for 25 years. Marty always had a smile and quick wit to share.
He was a good husband, son, father, and grandpa. He has blessed many lives and will truly be missed.


Dad and Chloe in their favorite spot.


Christmas 2017