Ronald “Ron” Martin, age 86, of Greenwood, FL passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at Flowers Hospital in Dothan, AL.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 at Circle Hill Baptist Church in Two Egg, FL at 10:30 AM CST with John Holley officiating. The family will hold a memorial service and interment in the Spring of 2022 in Ballston Spa, NY.
Mr. Martin was born in Marys Town Placentia Bay Newfoundland Canada on May 12, 1935 tonJerome and Anna Andrus Martin. He served in the United States Army. Beginning in 1971, Mr. Martin started the “ball rolling” so to speak on founding the All American Rodeo Company and this company began operation in 1972. With this company, Mr. Martin and his wife, Kathy and sons Wayne and Leo traveled all over bringing the excitement of rodeo to many communities including our own Seminole County. For many years, Ron wintered the rodeo stock here in Seminole County. He was not all the owner of the All American Rodeo Company but also Double M Western Store, Double M Tack and Feed, and Double M Haunted Hayrides in Ballston Spa, NY. As he began to think about retiring, he and his wife Kathy bought property and made their own ranch in Two Egg, FL. Mr. Martin was a longtime employee and friend of Seminole Stockyard. He and his wife Kathy were married for 61 years, and he was a member of Circle Hill Baptist Church.
Mr. Martin leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 61 years, Kathy Martin of Greenwood, FL; his sons, Wayne Martin and Cindy of Ashford, AL and Leo Martin and wife Jennifer of Ballston Spa, NY; his sister, Mickie Shoemaker of Newark, OH; and his grandchildren, Jessica Martin, Clayton Martin, and Maxwell Martin.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his son, John Martin.