Minden Press-Herald

Sep 21st

William Matthew 'Matt' Martin

Graveside services for William Matthew "Matt" Martin was scheduled to be held today (Monday, Oct.17, 2011) at 10 a.m. at Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Community in Minden. Officiating will be the Rev. Leon Boggs. The family received friends from 5 until 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct.16, 2011 at Rose-Neath Funeral Home in Minden.

His parents, William Matthew "Bill" Martin and Harriet Robertson Martin, preceded him in death.

Matt started his teaching and coaching career at Gibsland High School and continued to coach at Homer High School. When he came to Webster Parish, he taught at Shongaloo High School, served as assistant principal at Webster Jr. High and was principal at Sarepta High School. He also served as principal of Minden High School for six years and retired from Webster Parish School Board as assistant superintendent. He was a member of Lakeview Methodist Church, where he was faithful in serving the Men's Breakfast and in various capacities at the church. He was also on the board of the Council on Aging.

Mr. Martin can best be remembered as an avid Tider supporter who did his best to attend all the games and functions. Students will remember him for the encouragement he gave each student, always referring to them by name. His grandchildren and their friends knew him as simply "Poppie."

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Lenard Martin of Minden; son, Scott Martin and wife, Michelle of Minden; daughter, Angi Martin Oller and son-in-law, Jeff of Minden; grandchildren, Morgan Oller, Maty Oller, Will Martin and Ali Martin all of Minden.

Pallbearers were the Evergreen Breakfast Club.

Honorary pallbearers were Monday and Thursday Nite Card Groups.

Memorials may be made to the Matt Martin Scholarship Fund, c/o Tina Haynes, 140 Sanders Road, Minden, Louisiana 71055 or donor's choice.

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