Robert Emory Martin Jr., of Columbus, Ohio, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on March 24, 2021. He was 71 years old. He is preceded in death by his parents Robert and Nancy Martin and his wife of 39 years Margaret Martin.
Robert was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan, and loved the Cincinnati Bengals. He enjoyed animals of all kind, and was passionate about gardening and camping at Alum Creek State Park. Spending time with his grandson Christopher Silva was one of his greatest joys later in life. He is survived by his sisters Phyllis (George) and Debbie, his brothers Tom, David, and Richard (Jill), his children Cathy, Robert (Mollie), Maggie, Matthew, and Amanda, his 11 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. A private service will be held in the future for immediate family. A special thank to his companion Helen Luke and family friend Melissa Martin. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to a charity of your choice in Robert's name.
God saw he was getting tired and a cure was not to be, so he put his arms around his and whispered come with me.
With tear filled eyes we watched him suffer and fade away, although we loved him deeply, we could not make him stay.
A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands put to rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.