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Earl L. Martz

Earl L. Martz, 88, of Huntsville, passed away at 8:05 am on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at Green Hills Care Center.

He was born in Richland Township, Ohio on July 2, 1929 to the late Eben and Mae (Rumer) Martz.

On June 14, 1947, he married Dorothy (Johnson) Martz in Bellevue, Kentucky and she preceded him in death on February 27, 2016. Earl was also preceded in death by 2 infant great grandsons; sisters, Freeda Hanna and Virginia Swiger; and brothers, Bernard Martz and Willard Martz.

Earl is survived by his children, Kim (Mike) Glock and Mike (Bev) Martz both of Huntsville, Scott (Melissa) Martz of Columbus, grandchildren Greg (Pat) Martz, Amy (Matt) Burns, Mandy (Steve) Oppy, Brian Glock, Emily Martz and Allison Martz; six great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Earl was a member of the Huntsville United Methodist Church. He owned and operated the IGA Stores in Jackson Center and Huntsville for over 30 years. Earl was a truck driver for Ritter Brothers for 20 years, a McArthur Township Trustee for 24 years, on the Huntsville Village Council for 8 years, and was an Indian Lake Local School Bus Driver for 43 years. Earl was a 50 year member of the Bellefontaine Masonic Lodge and a lifetime member of the Bellefontaine Elks Lodge.

Pastor Bryan Meadows will officiate a funeral service at 12:30 pm on Friday, January 5, 2018 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine.

Visitation will be Friday, January 5th, from 10 am to noon at the funeral home, with a Masonic Service taking place at 12:15 pm.

Burial will be in the Huntsville Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Universal Home Health & Hospice, 701 S. Main Street, Bellefontaine, Ohio 43311, or the Huntsville United Methodist Church, 6611 Fruit Street, Huntsville, Ohio 43324.

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine and online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.edsfh.com.

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