Created April 2, 2013
Arthur Gene Martin
- This eternal flame burns forever -
- in remembrance of Arthur Gene Martin -
Arthur Gene Martin
Born: May 31, 1930
Died: April 16, 2013
Gene was born on May 31, 1930 in Earlington, Kentucky.
He was pre-deceased by his parents and his brother Bob Martin and previous wife.
Gene is survived by his wife, Vivian White Martin of Hot Springs;
son Thomas Martin (Cathy) of Tennessee; daughter Debra Collins (Mike) of California;
stepchildren John F. Myers (Carolyn) of Tennessee and Mary Jo Brown of Hot Springs;
four grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
During the Korean War Gene served as a U. S. Navy Hospital Corpman assigned to the
U.S. Marines, where he received a Purple Heart, plus other issued medals.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce
Ambassadorís Club, B.P.O. Elks Club Hot Springs Lodge #380 and Good Samís RV Travel Club.
Gene retired in 1979 as a Lieutenant from the Evansville Police Department after 26 years
of service. During this time Gene taught self-defensive tactics to various other members,
as well as an instructor of first aid. Also during this period Gene was a professional wrestler,
having wrestled throughout the Mid-South. Upon his retirement he was employed by the
Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau (TRPB) as a security investigator. This organization
was a national security agency founded by J. Edgar Hoover at the conclusion of WWII.
During this employment Gene traveled throughout the various U.S. Race Tracks (Thoroughbred)
in the United States with Oaklawn Park designated as his headquarters track.
He moved from Florida to Hot Springs in 1982. After being fully retired in 2000,
he and his wife Vivian enjoyed their travels in their motor home.
Cremation remains was taken to Shelbyville, Tennessee for burial.
Memorials may be made to
Our Promise Cancer Resources Foundation,
133 Harmony Park Circle,
Hot Springs, Arkansas 71913.
Dedicated to Arthur Gene Martin!
Though He's gone, He is not forgotten.
Though absent, He remains in spirit.
Though once a worker, He now rest.
by The Arkansas Goodsams
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