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David Martin, 56, of Elk Rapids, formerly of Okemos, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018.
David was a 1980 graduate of Okemos High School and attended Ferris State University.
He traveled throughout the United States, living, working and making many friends along the way. His favorite places to live were Mackinac Island, Block Island and Hilton Head before settling in Elk Rapids, where he met his best friend, Tricia Schneider.
He loved family, music, dogs and especially boating. Most days, rain or shine, David could be found on his prized possession, the "Julie Eileen." He had a bigger than life personality, always entertaining and amazingly kindhearted.
He is survived by his mother, Audrey Martin; sisters, Patricia Whitener and Pamela (Mike) Knowles; partner, Tricia Schneider; nieces, Laura (Nick) Mantzoros, Elise Whitener, Beth Whitener and Kelsey Knowles; and nephew, Jack Knowles.
He was predeceased by his father, Robert Martin; sister, Julie; and canine companion, Reilly.
A celebration of life will be held in his dad's gardens at Elk Lake. Details will be announced at a later date.
Condolences and memories may be shared with the family at www.greastlansing.com.
The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, East Lansing.
Published on February 4, 2018
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