Henry C. Martin 1949-2021

AKRON — Henry Curtis Martin, 72, of Akron and formerly of Warren, departed this life at 7:10 a.m. Friday, June 11, 2021, at Wyant Woods Care Center, from complications of dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

He was born Jan. 3, 1949, in Youngstown, the son of Worth Martin and Daisy Louise Martin.

Mr. Martin’s career lasted from 1965 to 2006, including his first job as a dishwasher, then a car detailer, at several steel mills and as a garbage collector. He worked 30 years as an assembler for General Motors Lordstown before retiring in 2006.

His hobbies included listening to “old school” music, detailing cars, riding motorcycles, fishing and remote-controlled cars, helicopters, tanks and others. A God-fearing man, Henry would quote the Scriptures and talk about the Bible with family and friends.

He leaves to mourn two daughters, Ms. LaRyssa Martin of Akron and Ms. Keisha Martin of Youngstown; two sons, Victor Martin of Spring Hope, N.C., and Vernon Martin of Columbus; one brother, Fred Martin of Youngstown; one sister, Ms. Annie Martin of Youngstown; three stepchildren, Lamont “Freddy” Taylor, Ms. Shuntelle Taylor and Ms. Shatosha Jones; one stepsister, Ms. Ann Robinson of Columbus; companion, Ms. Betty Taylor of Warren; ex-wife, Ms. Patricia Martin of Youngstown; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a host of cousins, nephews, nieces and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Worth Martin and Daisy Louise Spivey; stepfather, Neal Spivey; one daughter, Sonja Johnson; three sisters, Marlene Torrence, Eloise Reeves and Annie Martin (William’s twin); six brothers, Isaiah, Alyvester, Sylvester, Jacob, Joseph and William Martin; one stepbrother, Cornelius Spivey; one granddaughter, Melanie C. Martin; ex-wife, Sarah Martin; and 10 additional siblings who were lost in a house fire.

Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday, June 23, 2021, with calling hours from 11 a.m. to noon at the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Chapel. Masks are required.

Burial will take place at Tod Homestead Cemetery.

Arrangements of comfort were handled by the Sterling-McCullough Williams Youngstown Funeral Home.

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