Ronald K. Martin

October 07, 1931 ~ July 23, 2020

Ronald K. Martin, 88, of Vero Beach, Florida, passed away July 23, 2020.

He was born October 7, 1931 in Buena Vista, GA and had been a resident of Vero Beach since 1994 coming from Jacksonville, FL.

Mr. Martin was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in Japan during the Korean Conflict.

He graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s in journalism.  He later went on to work for the Florida Times Union as a journalist and retired in 1991 as a managing editor.  He reported against segregation and inefficiencies in the Jacksonville school system in the 60’s, and he received an award in Washington for his work there.

He leaves his memories to be cherished by his wife, Beverly Martin; son, Eric Martin of Vero Beach; daughter, Leslie (Antonio) Garcia of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Keli (Brandon) Allen of Jacksonville, FL, Camille Garcia Houston, TX and Jonathan Garcia of Jacksonville, FL.  He was predeceased by his brother, Wayne Martin.  He was a great husband, father, and grandfather, and he always put his family first.

A private service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Millennium Cremation Service, Vero Beach. Condolence may be shared online at www.millenniumcremationservice.com.

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