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Rodney O. Martin Sr.

July 7, 1940 — April 25, 2020

Rodney O. Martin, 79,went home to be with the Lord on April 25, 2020 at home with his , family. He was born in Central City, KY to Effie Winstead Martin and Johnny Martin on July 7, 1940. He was a graduate of Rosenwald High School where he played Jr. Varsity Basketball. He served a tour in the United States Army until he was honorably discharged.

Rodney found Christ at an early age and was a member of Zion Temple AME Zion Church. He and Olivia Combs French- Martin grew up and attended school together. And in 1994 they reconnected in California. After moving back to Kentucky, they were married on November 7, 1998 until God called Rodney home.

Rodney enjoyed working outdoors and staying busy. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. After many years of service, he retired from Robinson Construction Company.

In addition to his parents, Rodney was preceded in death by one sister: Vivian Davidson.

Rodney leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife: Olivia Martin; children: Rodney O. ‘Ringo’ Martin, Jr., Minister Stacey Powell; siblings: Shirley (Willie) Hardy, Ozell (Floyd) Cobb, Travis (Arlis) Martin, Barry Baxter; several grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family.
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