Randel O’Dell Martin, 85, of Richmond, passed away Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at the VA Medical Center in Lexington. He was born Aug. 7, 1927, in Corbin, to the late Chester Arthur Martin and the late Mellia Mae Clouse Martin. He graduated from Lynn Camp High School where he participated in various sports. He achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. He later graduated from the University of Kentucky with a doctorate, where he was a member of Phi Delta Kappa and also a member of the band. He was a World War II Navy Veteran. Upon returning from the Navy, he graduated Valedictorian as a physician’s assistant. He was a missionary to Belgium. He was a member of the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, The American Legion, VFW and NASP.
He is preceded in death by a brother Everett Martin, sister, Monta Jean Halcomb, and a daughter, Kathryn Claire Thompson.
He is survived by two sons, Clay Arthur Martin, of Lexington, and Kevin Randel Martin, of Richmond, Ind.; one brother, Charles Lee Martin and wife Carol, of Madison, Ala.; cousin, Mary Francis (Martin) Pennington and husband Earl, of Corbin; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday Dec. 9, 2012, at the O’Neil-Lawson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Robert Lockhart officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the funeral hour on Sunday.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.oneilfh.com
O’Neil-Lawson Funeral Home of Corbin is in charge of these arrangements.