David Martin

Obituary of David Martin

On the night of January 31st, 2023, David Martin of Tucson passed away at the age of 74.

David was born to Richard and Sara (Puterbaugh) Martin in 1948. He graduated high school in 1967 and went on to serve in the Air Force for 22 years, reaching the rank of Master Sergeant. After retiring, he worked for the Arizona Department of Corrections for 24 years. In July of 1971, he married Nancy (DuVall) Martin, and together raised three children.

David loved being around his family, working in the yard, tending to his fruit trees, roses, and yes, even pulling weeds. On game days, you could always find him cheering for his Arizona Wildcats. He was known for working hard and napping harder, his ability to fix things around the house, being a jokester, and his love of country music and Elvis.

David is preceded in death by his father, Richard, his mother, Sara, and his brothers Richard (Joe), Steven (his twin), and Michael. He is survived by his wife, Nancy, his 3 children, Christopher (Heather), Daniel (Elizabeth), and Kaylie, his second mother, Norma (Puterbaugh) Tomlin, his brother Tom, 7 grandchildren, numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces (including his favorites), nephews, and cousins.

A public committal service will be held at 1:00 PM on March 3rd, 2023 at the Marana Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery. Celebration of Life to follow at Daniel and Liz Martin’s house.

In lieu of flowers, donate in David’s name to HOPE animal shelter www.hopeanimalshelter.net

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Committal Service

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm
Friday, February 3, 2023
Arizona Veterans' Memorial Cemetery at Marana
15950 North Luckett Road
Marana, Arizona, United States
(520) 638-4869
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