HOPKINSVILLE, KY - Seigfried (Zeke) Martins, Sr., 69, passed away 11:51 a.m. Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at Jennie Stuart Medical Center after an apparent heart attack.
A native of Elbing, Germany born February 13, 1943, he was the son of Emal Otto and Erna Rose Martins. He was US Army retired after 20 years of service and had served in the Vietnam war. After his retirement from his military career, he owned and operated a woodworking shop for several years. He was of the Lutheran faith.
Survivors include his wife Martha Heltsley Martins, one son, Zeke Martins, Jr. and his wife Tracy of Simpsonville, SC, one stepson, Christopher Tabb and his wife Reka of Clarksville, TN, two sisters; Adelheid Martins Shillus, Brandenton, FL and Carola Martins, Paterson, NJ, and three grandchildren; Madison Martins and Seth Martins, both of Simpsonville, SC and Raina Tabb of Clarksville, TN.
Private graveside services will be held Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Kentucky Veterans Cemetery West conducted by Rev. Brian Marcoulier. There will be no visitation.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Heart Association.
Hughart & Beard Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of the arrangements.
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