Elmo C. Martin, Jr.

Elmo C. Martin Jr., age 88, of Kenedy, passed away on June 4, 2011 in Karnes City. Elmo was born on Sept. 8, 1922 to the late Elmo C. Martin Sr. and Henrietta Batey Martin in Leesville. He was a rancher and worked for the Texas Animal Health Commission for 20 years as a cattle inspector and served in the Army from 1942 to 1946. Elmo and Peggy never had children but were both very fond of kids. Elmo liked small children and taught quite a few how to ride and rope. Elmo and his wife helped raise some girls. He was a kind and gentle man and never met a stranger. Elmo was also an avid hunter. He was a great uncle and will be missed dearly. His legend will live on.
   He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmo C. and Henrietta Batey Martin Sr., and one sister, Ioleene Ahrens
   Elmo is survived by his wife, Peggy Nusom Martin of Kenedy; sister, Jewel and husband Walter Busby of Kenedy; nieces and nephews, Joy Nusom LeLeux , Roy Ahrens, Dan Ahrens, Sue Washam Johnson, Lydia Washam Johnson, and Jeff Clark.
   A visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 7, 2011, at Eckols Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 8, 2011, at Eckols Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Eric Travieso officiating. Interment will follow at the Leesville Cemetery in Leesville.
   Serving as pallbearers will be Jeff Clark, Dan Ahrens , Roy Ahrens, Mike Ramirez, James Garrison, and Sonny Batey.
   Honorary pallbearers will be W.E. Butler, James Blackburn, and Jim Bailey.