Kenneth Ray Martin, 64 , of Bloomfield, NJ departed this life to be with the Lord on Wednesday , April 8 , 2020 . He was born July 4, 1955 in Newark, NJ to Sam uel and Marion Martin.
Kenneth was educated in the Newark NJ school system , he graduated from Bloomfield Technology and went on to attend NJIT. He worked for and retired from the Newark Board of Education. He leaves to cherish his memories, the love of his life June Jones of 45 years, one daughter Tara Williams, two grandchildren Wyndesha and Jehad Cooper, one great granddaughter Nyla Jackson, all of Bloomfield, NJ. He also leaves behind his mother Marion M artin Palmyra VA, one brother Anthony Martin Palmyra VA , two sister s Joyce Bailey Charlottesville VA and Linda Freeman Newark NJ , and a host of nieces , nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Samuel Martin, Sr . and his brother Samuel Martin, Jr.
Kenneth will always be remembered for his love of old cars, his collection of caps, listening and playing the blues which he called " ouchy baby music". Also his sense of humor and his love for everyone in his life. Viewing will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2020 from 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Sheridan Funeral Home, 4626 Cedar Lane Road, Kents Store, VA 23084 . A private graveside burial will be held on Friday, April 17, 2020 at the Martin Family Cemetery.