Indianapolis - Fredrick Louis “Fred” Martin, 80, passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2019. He was born October 7, 1938 in Indianapolis, IN to the late Fred L. Martin and Anna E. Gaydos. He attended Decatur Central High School where he played high school football.
Fred was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army where he served as a systic gunner and a driver. He also served in the Indiana National Guard where he drove a 106 Jeep. He was rated Expert with the M-14 Rifle and Marksman with the .45 Pistol. Fred was employed by AM General as a press operator for 23 years. Additionally, he was employed by Denison Parking at The Union Station in Indianapolis where he served in customer service for 18 years.
In his early years, Fred enjoyed hunting. He also loved fishing and going on picnics and traveling to Kentucky for family reunions. He enjoyed building and fixing things. He enjoyed watching high school football and the Indianapolis Colts. He also loved watching westerns like Gunsmoke and John Wayne movies. While Fred had many interests, more than anything else, he enjoyed spending time with his family.
Fred was preceded in death by his father, Fred L Martin; mother, Anna E. Martin Gaydos; grandmother, Goldie M, Wagner; step-mother, Margaret Martin; sister, Anna Holliday; and nephew, Carl Holliday. He is survived by his beloved wife of 49 years, Sylvia Martin; daughter, Stephanie Harris and her husband, Bryan; sons, Fredrick Martin, Jr. and David Martin and his wife, Subrena; brother, Raymond Martin and his wife, Tina; granddaughters, Klaudia Martin and Elizabeth Harris; grandson, Christopher Harris; nephews, Chris Holliday and Jason Holiday; and many other loving family members and friends.
Fred’s family will receive friends Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 4 – 8 p.m. at Newcomer Cremations, Funerals & receptions, 925 East Hanna Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46227. A celebration of his life will be conducted Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.
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