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TEMPLETON - Thomas Martin, 72, of 332 Otter River Road, died Friday, April 13, 2018 at home.
He was born in Ft. Valley, GA on July 8, 1945, son of the late Chaser Sr. and Ida Lee (Clemons) Martin and lived in Templeton, MA for many years.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Tom had worked as an English teacher and guidance counselor at Narragansett Middle High School until his retirement. Tom was a former selectman for the Town of Templeton, served on many town committees and worked at the former Templeton Developmental Center at one time.
Tom proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. He was a member of the American Legion in Baldwinville, PACC of Gardner, Templeton Lions Club and the Massachusetts Teachers Association. Tom also operated his own wine business from his home, Martin Farm Winery. Tom was well loved by his students and community.
He was the husband of the late Carolyn Martin. Tom leaves a brother, Nathan Martin (Betty) of Warner Robins, GA; three sisters, Rosa M. Harris of Columbus, Ohio, Betty M. Porter Cecil) of Forsyth, GA and Ceola M. Bowers of Harrisburg, PA, several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Calling hours in Stone-Ladeau Funeral Home, 343 Central Street, Winchendon are Thursday, April 19, 2018 from 5 to 7 P.M.
Memorial donations may be made to Narragansett Middle School, 460 Baldwinville Road, Baldwinville, MA 01436.