Harry Thomas Martin, 81, of Moscow went home to be with his Lord while in his home with his family by his side, Thursday, April 20, 2017. Family and friends may gather at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, on Sunday, April 23, from 1:00-3:00 pm for a time of visitation. Funeral service will begin immediately following the visitation, with concluding graveside service and full military honors held at Rochester Cemetery. Online condolences may be shared at www.fryfuneralhome.com.
Harry was born on February 7, 1936 in Muscatine to Harold and Pearl (Atkins) Martin. He graduated from Muscatine High School with the class of 1954 and continued his education with 2 years at the College of Engineering. Harry proudly served his country in the U.S. Marines as an Aviation Mechanic for 4 years. He married the late Claudette Miller in 1957 and they were blessed with 4 children: Mitchel, Michelle, Melissa and Michael.
Harry was a self-employed truck driver for the majority of his employment years. In his younger years, he was a Missionary and traveled to 16 different countries. He was a member of the Wilton Baptist Church and the V.F.W.
Surviving Harry are his children, Mitchel (Kathy) Martin of Oxford Junction, Michelle (Mike) Beuter of Tipton, Melissa (Derrick Mercer) Martin of Muscatine, Michael (Clarissa) Martin of Wilton; sister, Jenny (Vernon Sr.) Wilson of Muscatine; brothers, Frank (Claire) Martin of Muscatine and Eugene (Betty) Martin Sr. of Pinkard, AL; grandchildren, Julie Martin, Adam (Kellie) Martin, Kayla Martin, Alicia (Barry) Cooling, Amanda (Chris) Koch, Amy (Nolan) Mente, Ashley McCormick, Katrina (Chad) Richmond, Charles Martin, Scott Martin, Joann Martin and Robert Martin; 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister, Martha (Mike) Hute, son-in-law, Tim Dolan and his Aunt & Uncle, Leon and Martha Emmert.
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