Gerald Wayne Martin, 68

Published 1:45 pm Thursday, September 27, 2018

Gerald Wayne Martin, 68, of Crab Orchard, passed away Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at his home.

Born in Dayton, Ohio on December 25, 1949, Wayne was the son of the late Robert “Bobby” and Betty Jane (Fletcher) Martin. He retired in March of 2000 after working 28 years at Okonite Cable Company. Wayne was a member of Ephesus Baptist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Kim and husband, Dale Lamb of Crab Orchard; son, Shane Simpson of Lexington; companion, Joy Dearinger of Crab Orchard; special friend, Mary Alice and husband Jimmy Martin of Danville; special friend, Paula and husband Garnett Tatum; aunt, Shirley Fletcher of Crab Orchard; uncle, William Lester Fletcher of Stanford; two grandchildren, Devin Michael and Laiken Rachelle Bradley; and two step grandchildren, Tyler and Andrew Lamb.

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Funeral services were Tuesday, Sept. 25, at McKnight Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Doug Eggers officiating. Burial was in the Crab Orchard Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Shane Simpson, Devin Bradley, Dale Lamb, Dickie Ledford, Lonnie Pruitt and David Price. Honorary pallbearers were Bill Dyehouse, Randy Ledford, Jimmy Martin and Charlie Ray.

Memorial contributions can be made to Heritage Hospice, P.O. Box 1213, Danville, KY 40423.