Bill Martin, age 65, of Three Rivers, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015 following his battle with cancer. He was born in Paducah, KY on Aug. 20, 1950 the son of the late Norman Herbert and Betty Jean (Lindsey) Martin. Bill graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1968. He worked in radio broadcasting for over 45 years, working in Rochester, NY, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, and several radio stations in southwest Michigan. He enjoyed restoring old radios in his spare time and spending time with his family and assisting others.
Bill was married to Nancy Fowlie on July 20, 1974 in Birmingham, MI. She survives along with two sons, Travis (Kristi) Martin of Cary, NC and Jeff (Jill) Martin of Monroe, NC; a grandson, Cooper Martin; two sisters, Jane Dedic of Casper, WY and Cathy (Val) Johnson of Colorado Springs, CO; a brother, David (Cheryl) Martin of Portage; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In keeping with his wishes, cremation has been conducted. A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. It is suggested that memorials be directed to Hospice Care of Southwest Michigan, 222 N. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, MI 49007 (www.hospiceswmi.org). Assistance was provided by the Eickhoff Farrand Halverson Chapel of Three Rivers. Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.efhchapel.com
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Oh Nancy, we are stunned and so saddened to learn of you losing Bill. Our heartfelt sympathy not only to you, but to your entire family. Please know you’re in our prayers for comfort and healing. Bill was a great guy and everyone who knew him, liked him. So sorry. Love, Paul and Dawn Jones
My sincere condolences to the Martin family. Memories of “Bo” from so long ago cause me to grin…peace to all.