Roy D. Martin, 91, of Independence passed away with his family by his side Friday, March 11, 2016 at his home.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the First United Methodist Church, Independence with the Reverend Melanie Adams and Brother Harry Layden officiating. Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Independence under the direction of Potts Chapel.
Visitation hours will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 16, 2016, with the family receiving friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The family has suggested memorials to the First United Methodist Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice of Coffeyville, Kansas, and contributions may be left at the Potts Chapel.
Roy was born October 8, 1924, in Independence, Kansas, the son of William M and Mittie J. (Holstine) Martin. He grew up in Independence where he attended and graduated from the Independence School System and Independence Community College.
Roy was a Sergeant in the United States Army serving in the Sixty-Third Signal Corps in Europe from 1945-1947.
On January 20, 1945, Roy was united in marriage to Doris J. Featherngill and the couple made their home in Independence. They were married for sixty-five years. Doris preceded Roy in death in June of 2010.
Roy was the owner and operator of Oakhurst Farms where he was a dedicated stockman and farmer. Roy was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Farm Bureau, Independence VFW, and served on several boards including: the Soil Conservation, Citizens National Bank, Commerce Bank as well as the church.
Survivors include: son William Jack Martin and wife Lori of Cherryvale, KS; daughters Collette L. Reichenberger and husband Frank of Independence, KS; Janie L. Hunt and husband Ezra of Frisco, TX. He has eight grandchildren: Marty Reichenberger and wife Amy; Chad Reichenberger; Chance Martin and wife Katey of Independence, KS; Ti Martin of Topeka; Casey McNeill and husband Joel of The Woodlands, TX; Heather Lee and husband Jared; Brian Hunt and wife Tammy of Frisco, TX; Matt Hunt and wife Alicia of Oklahoma City, OK. There are 16 great-grandchildren.