Larry Kay Martin


Larry K. Martin, 74, of Weems, Virginia, formerly of Bethesda, Maryland, died on May 15, 2013. He was born in Urbana, Ohio, son of the late, Howard and Wilma Martin. 

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Martin and two nephews, Andrew Martin (Layla) of Milford, Ohio and Sean Martin (Sherry) of Cincinnati, Ohio.

Mr. Martin graduated from Kent State University in 1960 and became a reporter for United Press International in Columbus, Ohio. He served as a Peace Corp Volunteer from 1962-1965 in Liberia. Mr. Martin joined the Wilmington, Delaware News Journal in 1965, covering such major national events as the riot-torn 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago and the Republican National Convention in Miami. As chief of the Dover Bureau, he was responsible for all news coverage of the state government and legislature. 

He became chief of staff to the late Senator J. Caleb Boggs (R-DE) in 1969, and managed Boggs’s 1972 campaign, which was won by Vice-President Joe Biden. Mr. Martin later served as Vice President of Manmade Fiber Producers Association and President of American Apparel Manufacturing Association. 

Memorial services will be held 11:00 a. m. Tuesday, May 28 at Historic Christ Church, Weems. A graveside service in Milford will be announced at a later date. 

Memorials may be made to Northern Neck Free Health Clinic, P. O. Box 1694, Kilmarnock, VA 22482 or Foundation for Historic Christ Church, P. O. Box 24, Irvington, VA 22480.

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