David” Warren” Martin, 89, passed away June 10, 2016 at Harrison Crossing Health Campus in
Warren was born February 10, 1927 in Terre Haute, the son of the late Orville and Anne (Keeney)
Martin. He graduated from Garfield High School. Warren served his country with the United States Navy during World War II. He worked at Poff’s Sporting Goods, as an electrician for Walker Electric and Anaconda Aluminum, a motor rewinder for Empire Electric, and in the maintenance department at the Vigo County School Corporation where he retired in 1992. Warren married the love of his life Shirley Nylec in 1948. She preceded him in death on August 25, 1998. He later married Joan Estes in 1999 and she passed away December 26, 2012.
He was a member of IBEW Local 725, Minglewood Springs Muzzle Loader’s Gun Club, and most recently the Brazil Wing Modelers RC Club. He enjoyed raising sheep, fishing, hunting, working on model airplanes, trains and military Jeeps, being a gunsmith, and watching Notre Dame Football.
In addition to his wives and parents, he is preceded in death by his sister, Evelyn (Martin) Moss, niece
Carol Leonardon; daughter Marian (Martin) McCarthy, sons in law Howard “Bill” Berry and Jim White.
Warren is survived by his children, Margaret “Peggy” Berry, Maria Loving (John), Lorna White (fiancée Ed Brett), and David Martin II, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; as well as extended family and friends.
Services will be Thursday June 16, 2016 at 7 pm at French Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Grayless officiating. Visitation will be Thursday at 4 pm until time of service. Per the family’s wish, cremation will take place after the service. Burial will be at Clearview Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the YMCA of Clay County, 225 E Kruzan St., Brazil IN 47834