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Leonard Corwin Martin

April 4, 1928 — August 3, 2019

Leonard Corwin Martin, age 91 of Spring Avenue, Moorefield, WV, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, August 3, 2019 at his residence under the care of Grant Memorial Hospice. Born on April 4, 1928 on Orr’s Mountain in Grant County, WV, he was a son of the late Mary Anna Welton Martin and Walter James Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Violet (Bill) Wimer and Ludie Bensenhaver and a brother, Walter James Martin, Jr.

Surviving is his loving wife of 62 years, Juanita Virginia Lewis Martin; two sons, William Corwin (wife Amy) Martin of Moorefield, WV and James Leonard (friend Mary Williams) Martin of Moorefield, WV; six grandchildren, Claire Martin & Chloé Martin of Harrisonburg, VA, Ben Martin of Elkins, WV, Nicholas Martin, Will Martin & Wyatt Martin of Moorefield, WV; a sister, Ila Catherine (husband Bob) Smith of Martinsburg, WV; a brother, Robert (wife Cathy) Martin of Annandale, VA; a special brother & sister-in-law, Roger & Carole Lewis of Petersburg, WV and numerous nieces and nephews.

Leonard, along with his family, was a lifelong member of the Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church; he was a veteran of the US Air Force and a  member of the American Legion Post #64. He was a man dedicated to family and keepers of the land having been a lifelong farmer in the South Branch Valley. He worked hard and was a passionate farmer ensuring replenishment for the future. He was a member of the Hardy County Farm Bureau, and the local Board of Directors for Southern States for numerous years. Also a member of the WV Cattleman’s Association, he and his wife traveled for 20 years annually out west touring and observing cattle operations with others from around the state.

A Mass of Christian Burial will begin 11:00 AM Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the Epiphany of Our Lord Catholic Church with Father Giles LeVasseur as officiant. Interment will follow with Military Graveside Rites accorded by the Moorefield Veteran’s Honor Guard at the Olivet Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4 – 7 PM Monday, August 5, 2019 at the Fraley Funeral Home Chapel, 107 Washington Street.

The family acknowledges the loving care provided to Leonard by caregiver Lynn Lyons and Grant Memorial Hospice who allowed for comfortable, dignified, end of life care in his own home.

Memorials may be directed to the Hospice Promise Foundation, c/o Grant Memorial Hospice, 100 Hospital Drive, Suite #2, Petersburg, WV 26847 or charity of choice.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

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