He was born March 4, 1918 in Gallia County, Ohio, son of the late John W. and Ethel (Towns) Martin. Edward was a farmer and lifelong resident of Gallia County.
He attended Bell Chapel Community Church as long as his health permitted.
He is survived by one daughter, Cindy Maynard Bryant and her husband Greg; a great granddaughter, Jaycee Maynard; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Shawn Maynard, one brother Morris (Audrey) Martin and five sisters, Fern (Raymond) Buckley, Elva (Millard) Grube, Loris (Lawrence) Barlow, Mildred (Herbert) Monroe and Faye Martin.
Services will be 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Willis Funeral Home with Rev. Truman Johnson officiating. Burial will be at Neal Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 12-1:00 p.m. prior to the funeral.
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