Thomas R. Martin (1944-2021)
MARTIN, ESAU, JONES
Posted By: Ken Wright (email)
Date: 7/21/2021 at 08:22:19
Thomas Richard “Tom” Martin, 76, of Marshalltown, Iowa, passed away Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown, following a brief illness.
Tom was born October 10, 1944, in Chicago, Illinois, to John and Bonnie (Esau) Martin. Following graduation from Davenport High School, he served in the U.S. Navy from 1963 to 1969. He married Margaret “Evie” Jones on June 1, 1974, at St. John’s Methodist Church in Rock Island, Illinois. The couple resided in Davenport, where Tom served as a Police Officer until 1983. He then drove for JM Swank/JRRW until retiring in 2005. They then enjoyed spending time with family and friends until health declines necessitated their move to the Veterans Home in 2018.
Tom was a member of the American Legion Post #154 and the V.F.W. #9128 both in Bettendorf. He enjoyed bowling, watching westerns, leathercraft, ceramics, and spending time with his grandkids.
He is survived by his wife, Evie; children, Michael Martin of Durango, Colorado, Jennifer Ohland of Davenport, Kim (Chris) Wadsager of Davenport, Linnea (Ty) Thomas of Bettendorf, Loretta (Mike Schmidt) Stewart of Tipton, and Elizabeth (Harley) Slacum of Baxter; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Kathy Pettit of Mountain Home, Arkansas, Theresa (Kyle) Olson of Davenport, and Mary Blackwell of Davenport; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A visiting time will be held from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. Monday, July 26, 2021, at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt. A memorial service will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home, with military rites following.
The service will be streamed at https://www.facebook.com/schultzfuneralhomes.
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