Charles A. “Cork” Martin, 72, passed away Thursday, May 14, 2015, at his home in Garrett.
Charles was born Feb. 8, 1943, in Garrett to the late Max Martin and Ruth (Schulthess) Martin Tarlton.
Cork married Alice F. Handshoe on May 26, 1962, in Garrett, and she survives.
He was a veteran of the United States Army serving from 1962 to 1965.
Cork worked for the City of Garrett, retiring in 2009.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 178 of Garrett.
He enjoyed fishing, gardening, canning, woodworking, model railroads, and spending time with his family, especially spoiling his great-granddaughter, Madison.
Also surviving are a daughter, Tina (Todd) Reighter of Auburn; a son, Michael (Amy Manon) Martin of Auburn; two granddaughters, Amanda (Rick) Naatz, and Holly (Yakup) Parmaksizoglu; a great-granddaughter, Madison Naatz; a sister, Carolyn (Tom) Mortimore of Kendallville; two brothers, Larry (Betty) Martin of Ligonier, and Kenny (Lois) Martin of Kendallville; and his half sister, Michelle Martin of Garrett.
Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn, with visitation from 10–11 a.m. prior to the service. The Rev. Dr. Robert Craig will be officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Auburn with military honors being conducted by the United States Army and American Legion Post 178 of Garrett.
Visitation will also be from 4–7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be directed to DeKalb Health Home Care and Hospice.