Roll of Honor

John B. Martin

John B. Martin

  • Firefighter
  • Louisville Fire Department
  • Kentucky
  • Age: 62
  • Year of Death: 2019

John Bancroft Martin passed away peacefully on October 12, 2019, after a four-and-a-half-year battle with occupational cancer.

John was a two-time Golden Glove boxing champion in Louisville. A graduate of Trinity High School in Louisville, he was a football letterman in the Class of ’76.

He served four years in the United States Air Force and proudly retired after 16 years with the Louisville Fire Department. He owned and operated Martin’s Lawn Care.

John loved family gatherings and his fur baby, Cassie. He also loved golf.

John will be missed for his unique sense of humor, his everlasting love for his family and friends, and the humble example he set through his service to others.

John’s parents, Raymond and Mary Lee Martin, preceded him in death. Survivors include his wife, Karen; daughter, Courtney; his brothers, Raymond and Davis; several nephews, nieces, cousins, and many friends.

His legacy will never be forgotten.

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