Franklin D. Martin of High Springs, FL, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019 at the Suwannee Valley Care Center in Lake City, FL. He was 82 years old. Mr. Martin was born on September 3, 1936 to parents, George W. and Maybell Roberson Martin in Bell, FL and was a lifelong resident of Gilchrist County. He was a retired farmer who loved to hunt and fish and was of the Baptist faith.
Mr. Martin is preceded in death by his parents and by his wife, Rether Walker Martin.
He is survived by his daughters, Rita(Hugh)Martin of Bell, Shirley Ridgeway and Anita Douglas, both of High Springs; his sons,
George(Hester)Houck of WV, Wallace(Missy)Martin and Ronald(Tina)Martin, both of High Springs. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren 26 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral Services for Mr. Martin will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service, beginning at 10:30 AM. Interment to follow at Mt. Horeb Baptist Church Cemetery.