Gary Henry Martin, age 77 of Paris, TN, died Saturday, February 4, 2023, at his residence.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran, retiring as a Senior Chief after 22 years of service. He enjoyed POKER, hunting, and fishing. Gary loved all motors, enjoyed speed and racing cars, and his Indian motorcycle prototype. He raised Shih Tzus, owned a hunting lodge in Texas, and had many friends.
Gary was born March 30, 1945, in De Queen, AR, to the late Henry Ervin Martin and the late Wanda Jacquilyn Johnson Martin.
He married Virginia Larsgaard Martin, who survives, of Paris.
Along with his wife, he is also survived by three children, Victor (Angie) Martin of AR, Vickie Martin of AR, and Gary (Sherry) Martin of Phoenix, AZ; two stepchildren, Andrea (Robert) McGuire of Cave Creek, AZ, and Joseph (Zoa) Kumzak of San Antonio, TX; three brothers, Randall Martin, Rick Martin, and Lendal Martin; and multiple grandchildren and great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by one daughter, Chiquetta Lynette Smith; and one brother, Mike Martin.
Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN. Visitation will be Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 1:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Pastor Robert “Bob” McGuire officiating.
Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Burial will be in Van Dyke Grove Cemetery in Paris, TN.
Memorials may be made to the Fraternal Order of Police – Henry County Chapter, PO Box 755 Paris, TN 38242.