Rev. Eric L. Martin

SEBRING — Rev. Eric L. Martin, 81, of Sebring died March 19 at Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

Rev. Martin was born on July 29, 1937, the son of the late John Samuel Sr. and Maebeth (Gardner) Martin.

He served as a pastor for over 50 years at many churches in the East Ohio Conference of the United Methodist Church in no particular order: Deersville, Sand Hill, Wooster, Christ Church in Canton, Faith Church Port Clinton, Sebring, Jewett, Loudonville, Sycamore, Saybrook, Macedonia, Lockwood, Duncan Falls, Sugar Grove, Gaysport, Spencer and Dillonvale.

He is survived by his children, Jo Lynn (Christopher) Martin Englert of Hilliard, Perry S. Martin of Los Angeles, Jason (Sue) Martin of Magnolia; 15 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren and one great-grand niece; a brother, Lloyd G. (Roslyn) Martin of Louisville, Ga.; and a sister, Myrna Martin (Frank) Wells of Atlanta.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Roseann, and a son, David E. Martin.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Sebring United Methodist Church with the Rev. Beth A. McGuire officiating.

Visitation will be held at the church from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Friday. Burial will take place at Ft. Steuben Cemetery in Wintersville.

You can view the obituary and sign the guest register online at www.grfuneralhome.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to Gednetz-Ruzek-Brown Funeral Home, Sebring, 330-938-2526.