Ronald Martin, 59, of Des Moines, formerly of Newton, died Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Rehab Center of Des Moines. A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9 at the Wallace Family Funeral Home. The family will greet friends from 2 p.m. until the time of service on Monday. Memorials in Ron’s name may be left at the funeral home.
Ron, the son of Carl and Clorena (Morgan) Martin, Sr., was born May 10, 1954, in Des Moines. He grew up in Newton. Ron was an over the road truck driver for many years. He enjoyed working outside in the yard, going to Dairy Queen, and hanging out with family and friends. He also enjoyed going fishing and to the races in Boone.
Ron is survived by his siblings, Carl Martin, Jr. of West Plains, Mo., Lonnie (Kay) Martin of Newton, Patty (Jeff) Bolinger of Des Moines, Lillie (Kevin) Noland of Des Moines, and LeWonda Carolus of Newton; and his many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Donald Martin in 2004.