Russell Owen Martin


GILBERTSVILLE -- Russell Owen Martin, 78, died Thursday, September 5, 2019, at Murray-Calloway County Hospital.

He was retired from Petter Supply, where he worked for 30 years in electrical sales. He owned Little House Antiques and Martin's Country Store in Palma. He was a member of East Baptist Church of Paducah.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Landa Faye (Leidecker) Martin of Gilbertsville; son Rusty Martin of Punta Gorda, Florida; daughter Kathy Wood and husband Mark of Gilbertsville; brothers Frank Martin of Paducah, David Martin of Reidland, Donald Martin of Sharpe and Willis Martin of California; grandchildren Amanda "Mandy" Wood Dunn and husband Adam of Gilbertsville, Elizabeth "Lizzy" Wood of Gilbertsville, Jesse Martin of Big Sky, Montana, and Josh Martin of San Diego; and great-grandchildren Josie Dunn, Chloe Dunn, Sawyer Dunn, Lucy Dunn and Finnley Dunn, all of Gilbertsville.

He was preceded in death by parents Otho Roe Martin and Eula (Patton) Martin, and sisters Jennie Thompson and Jaunita Duncan.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Collier Funeral Home in Benton, with Bro. Danny Holt officiating.

Interment will follow in Moreland Cemetery in Gilbertsville.

The family will receive friends from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at Collier Funeral Home, 211 W. Fifth, in Benton.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer's Association, Kentucky Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchmans Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.

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