Harold Everette “Chuck” Martin

Oct. 27, 1936 – Nov. 4, 2021′

Harold Everette “Chuck” Martin, 85, Waynetown, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021.

He was born on Oct. 27, 1936, in Ogden, Ill. and was the son of the late Hubert Francis and Beryl Boyd Martin.

Mr. Martin was a 1954 graduate of Hillsboro High School. He served in the Navy from 1958-1962. On Feb. 7, 1959, he married Gwendolyn D. McManomy at the Waynetown Christian Church and she survives. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend and will be greatly missed by his loving family and many friends. He began working at Alcoa Aluminum of Lafayette in 1955 until he retired on Dec. 31, 1998, at the age of 62. In addition to working at Alcoa, he helped at his parent’s farm until the family farm was sold in the mid-1980s. Mr. Martin was an active member of the Waynetown Christian Church, the Alcoa Retiree Club, the Alcoa 25 Year Club, the Moose Lodge and the American Legion.

Mr. Martin enjoyed playing the game of Euchre anytime he could, often playing 2 or 3 times a week. His love of games didn’t stop there, he and Gwen also joined a special group of friends every Friday and Sunday evening to play various dice games. He was also an avid sports fan. He loved to watch baseball, specifically the Chicago Cubs, any chance Mr. Martin got whether on TV or in person. He played baseball in his teenage years and went on to umpire games for the local baseball and softball leagues. A highlight of his baseball loving life was when the Cubs won the World Series in 2016. A special night indeed for him. He loved basketball and football as well. His favorite college basketball team was the Indiana Hoosiers and his favorite pro football team was the Chicago Bears. In addition to his love of sports and card games, Mr. Martin had a passion for collecting pocket knives.

Survivors include Gwen, his wife of 62 years; three of his children, Michelle Glaze of Crawfordsville, Brenda (Gregg) Jaynes of Tulsa, Okla. and Jim (Maria) Martin of Jenks, Okla.; sister-in-law, Barbara Ramsay of Crawfordsville; his grandchildren, Blake (Michelle) Cotten of Illinois, Clint (Jessica) Cotten of Crawfordsville and Lindsey Glaze of Florida, Molly Jaynes, Brian (Mallory) Jaynes and Abby (Ryan) Warren, all of Oklahoma and Ryan Martin and Taylor Martin both of Texas; his great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Mila Cotten of Illinois and Siddalee and Aubrey Cotten of Crawfordsville; and numerous loving nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by parents and son, Jeff Martin of Florida; his brother, Dale (Patty) Martin of Waynetown; his sister, Louise (Bob) Kummerer of Wisconsin; and his brother-in-law, Ted Ramsay of Crawfordsville.

Services will be with Family and Friends Funeral Home in Wingate. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, from 5 – 8 p.m. Funeral services are at the funeral home on Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Steve Wever officiating. Graveside services/burial will follow in the Waynetown Masonic Cemetery.