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Joseph Malcolm Martin






FORT WORTH-Joseph Malcolm Martin, 85, passed away on February 14, 2020 surrounded by his family. Graveside service: will be held Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 10:15am at DFW National Cemetery in Dallas, Texas.  Visitation: The family will receive friends  on Tuesday evening, February 18, 2020 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at the Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home in Fort Worth, Texas. Born in Laurel, Mississippi and raised in Washington State, Joe was the son of Matthew and Mary Martin.
Joe began his military service at a young age and served over 25 years in the Navy and Army. He enjoyed being in the military and felt that his fellow soldiers were family. After a tour of duty in Korea, he did three tours in Vietnam, earning two Purple Hearts. Then, in the mid 1970’s while Joe was stationed in Seoul, Korea, he met a military clerk named Yong Nan Han. Joe and Yong dated and married in June of 1976. Upon retiring from the Army as a first master sergeant, Joe worked in the heating and air conditioning industry, and then worked for and retired from the U.S. Postal Service in 2000. After retirement, Joe went on to complete his Bachelor’s degree at Texas Wesleyan University.
Survivors: Joe is survived by his daughter, Susan Town, her husband Andrew, and granddaughter Avery, as well as his nephew, John Martin and his wife Cheryl and their children Joel, Clint, and Jaclyn. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother, William Martin, and sister, Jerry Peffly.

Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
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(817) 335-4557

Condolence Messages

  1. Dear Susan and Andrew,

    I am so sorry to learn about your Father’s passing. It is so very difficult to lose a parent, especially a great one like your Dad. I am out of town until Feb 22 and am sorry I will miss the service. I will call you when I return. Please know that you are on my heart at this very difficult time.

    Rosemary Finley

  2. John Warren Stogner

    I remember Joe well and with great respect for a fellow vet. RIP Joe and God bless. To his family and friends you have my heart felt sympathy.

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