Ernest Ryals “Buck” Martin, age 78, of Ocala, FL. passed peacefully from this world into the loving arms of his Savior Wednesday, December 13, 2017.
Buck enjoyed worshiping the Lord at Alford Baptist Church for many years prior to moving to Ocala where he attended Trinity Baptist Church. He was a member of the Florida Army National Guard. Buck loved fishing, hunting, and looking for treasures at garage sales.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Nan Martin. He was a loving father to Walt and Kim Martin of Colorado Springs, CO, and Lee and Courtney Martin of Ocala, FL. Left to cherish his memory are his sister Josephine Tharp of Dothan, Alabama, his three grandchildren; Kristopher, Jacob, and Owen, as well as numerous other family members and friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at Alford Baptist Church in Alford, FL, with the Reverend Bob Johnson officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made in his memory to the Alford Baptist Church, 1764 Carolina St, Alford, FL, 32420. Friends and family may sign the online register at forestmeadowsfh.com.
Dear Lee and Walt,
Sorry to hear about your Dad passing away. We sure missed your Mom and Dad when they moved away the neighborhood was never to same. He was our safety patrol and he enjoyed every minute of it. We are thinking of you and your family and hope you can remember the good things he and Nan did as you were growing up.
From the Bush Family 31st Avenue Gainesville FL