James Martin, 67

James E. Martin, age 67, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 21, 2011 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on Oct. 6, 1943 in Pontiac, MI., the son of James H. and Dora (Knapp) Martin.

Mr. Martin served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps prior to Vietnam. James was a member of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170. He enjoyed fishing, playing cards and pool, and his dog “Tiny”.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his loving wife, Norma Lee Martin whom he married May 8, 1992 , four brothers, one sister, and one daughter, Michelle Lynn Martin.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving sons, Raymond L. (Christine) Fairfield Jr., James C. Martin, and Jeffrey Keith Martin; one brother, Dean E. (Terri) Martin; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. until the time of services at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 25, 2011 at the Hohner Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Anderson officiating.

Interment will be held at the Riverside Cemetery with military honors under the Auspices of the American Legion Hice-Shutes Post #170.

Memorials may be donated to the Three Rivers Health Hospice. Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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