Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 14, 2013

Ross J. Martin Jr.

TRAVERSE CITY — Ross J. Martin Jr., 89, of Traverse City, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 13, 2013, at Tendercare of Traverse City.

Ross was born on Feb. 16, 1924, in Thompsonville, to the late Ross and Florence (Strickland) Martin. He married Marion J. Willoughby on June 1, 1946, in Fife Lake.

Ross honorably served our country in the United States Marine Corps.

Following his time in service he went to work at Cone Drive as a devoted machinist for over 34 years.

He was a member of the VFW and the DAV.

In his spare time Ross enjoyed gardening, yard work and playing cards.

Surviving Ross are his wife of 67 years, Marion; brother, Richard (Beatrice) Martin; sister, Joyce Jarrett; niece, Annabelle (Leland Sibole) Armstrong; nephews, Carl (Donna) Smith and Timothy Smith; and several other loving family members and friends.

Ross was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Dawn Hempsted, Jack Martin and Darwin Martin.

Graveside services for Ross will take place with military honors at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens at a later date.

Please sign Ross’ online guestbook at

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