HUTCHINSON — Vernon ‘Smokey’ Martin, 83, of Hutchinson, passed away at Prairie Sunset Home, Pretty Prairie, on Thursday, April 5, 2018. He was born September 3, 1934, the son of J.C. and Elizabeth (Nagel) Martin.
Smokey graduated from Mullinville High School in 1953. He served in the United States Army from 1953 until 1957. Smokey was a machinist for Northern Natural Gas Company, retiring after 45 years of service.
He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Sue Heidel Martin; and brother, Elton Martin.
Survivors include: brother, Kenneth Martin of Broken Arrow, OK; sister, Norma Baysdolpher of Mesa, AZ; two daughters, Garnetta Glissman and husband Dan of Catoosa, OK, Johnna Alexander of El Lago, TX; one son, Todd Martin and wife Jeannine of Seabrook, SC; three grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two stepchildren, Ray Johnston of Winfield, and Michele Morris of Kingman and their families.
Cremation has taken place. At Smokey’s request, there will be no public services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prairie Sunset Home, Pretty Prairie, in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.