Gary Lee Martin

gary martin
Gary Lee Martin, 75, of Bay City, our loving, hard-working, charitable, and humorous father, grandpa, brother, uncle, and devoted friend was born into eternal life on Saturday, August 3, 2019 at his residence. Gary was born in Bay City on December 4, 1943, the son of the late Wilford and Leona (Sequin) Martin. He graduated from T.L. Handy High School, and attended Delta College after his retirement, where he studied Heating & Cooling. After 30 years of service, Gary retired from General Motors – Saginaw Steering Gear. Gary was a parishioner of St. Catherine of Siena Parish (St. Vincent de Paul) and enjoyed the casino and trips to Vegas, playing cards with his friends, driving his Corvette, and dog sitting. He was a member of the Moose Lodge, Bay County Sports Hall of Fame (football) and also on The Americans Hockey Team. He will be deeply missed, yet lovingly remembered for generations to come. Gary leaves to carry on his legacy, his two sons, Douglas (Lisa) Martin and Daniel (Kristin) Martin; grandchildren, Stephanie (Noah) LaPointe, Brandon (Jamie), Clayton (Kristen), Alexander (Adrienne), Arisa (Robert) Bringolf, Logan and Morgan Martin; great-grandchildren, Kailani, Aston, Landyn, Colten, and Saylor; sister, Marlene Landowsky;  special friend of 10 years, Shirley Nutt; sister-in-law, Arlene Martin, along with many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gary was welcomed home to heaven by his brother, Miles “Mike” Martin and Douglas and Daniel’s mother, Beverly Norgan. Gary’s family will be present to receive visitors on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 from 2:00 PM until the time of his 6:00 PM Life Celebration at Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Humane Society of Bay County. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. Doug, Dan and Family. I am so sad. Your Dad was a huge part of my childhood. I was with him and your Mom all the time. I remember his playing football and being on the state championship at Handy. He taught me how to drive in his ’60 black Chevy convertible with red interior. JFynG I was 14. He was a great guy. Love you all.

  2. Dear Dan and Kristin Doug and Lisa Saturday I lost the love of my life I will miss him forever. We had so many good times together, we laughed, we traveled(mostly to casinos)Where ever we went we always had fun. On Sat August third a part of me died with him. Shirley

  3. The Schmear/Euchre circle will never be the same. A chair will always be open for you, Gary. Rest well. I’ll miss you, friend ??

  4. Expressing our sincere condolences to the family of uncle Butch. We are saddened and we will miss him. Uncle Butch was so kind to us; his face would light up every time he saw Jeff. He would always have a joke for us. We send our love and prayers of comfort, peace, strength at this difficult time.

  5. I am so sorry to hear that my childhood friend passed away.I didn’t know or I would have been there.So many memories flood my mind.My deepest sympathy to the family.I will miss you. George LaCourt

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