David LeRoy Martin Sr., 84 of Fremont met his Lord and Savior Feb. 2, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born November 2, 1937 to the late James F. and Vera (Peck) Martin. David was a foreman at Northern Ohio Sugar Co., a self-employed contractor, Pastor of Open Door Tabernacle and Minister of the gospel. On April 7, 1955 he married the love of his life, Patricia M. Brown where they raised five children together and she survives.
David enjoyed spending time in God’s Word and sharing the Good News with everyone he met. He ministered at Victory Church where he was a faithful member.
David enjoyed sports of any kind; fishing, golfing, bowling, and watching the Buckeyes, Browns, and Indians. However, his true passion was being around his swimming pool with his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of sixty-seven years, Pat Martin, Fremont, OH; children, David (Brenda) Martin Jr., Debbie (Bob) Gardner, Cathy (Rick) Warwick, Mike (Joy) Martin, Amy (Ted) Merrill; siblings, Violet (Larry) Fredrick, Nancy DeLiberto, Gloria (Ray) Eversole, Roxanna (Roy)Twigg, Becky Adams; thirteen grandchildren, many great and great-great grandchildren.
David is preceded in death by his parents; siblings, James Martin Jr., Joyce (Buck) Twigg, Sharon (Tony) Mira, Linda Meyer; brothers-in-law, Carl DeLiberto and Danny Adams; Mother and Father-in-law, Russell and Mildred Brown; brother-in-law, David Brown; sisters-in-law, Lynne (Bob) Harpel, Joan (Jim) Healy and Sandy (Roy) Lehman.
Visitation will be held Friday, Feb.11, 2022, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Victory Church, 2051 Oak Harbor Rd, Fremont, OH.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 beginning at Noon with an hour of visitation held prior to the service at Victory Church.
Burial will be privately held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in David’s name to Victory Church or Hospice of ProMedica Memorial Hospital.