A retired engineering project manager for Kaiser Aluminum, Gramercy, a resident of Denham Springs and a native of Waterproof, he died at noon Monday, Jan. 30, 2012, at Nottingham Rehab. He was 85, and a U.S. Air Force veteran. Visiting at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Visitation resumes at the church on Friday, Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. until service time at 10 a.m., conducted by Dr. Dennis Terry and Brother George Threeton. Interment in Greenwell Springs Baptist Church Cemetery. Survived by spouse, Helen S. Martien; daughter, Nell Calloway; sons, James and Norman Martien III; stepson, Rick Geren; brother, Sam Martien; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandchild. Preceded in death by brother, Edgar Martien; mother, Mabel Martien; and father, Norman Martien Sr. Pallbearers will be Bobby Dale Callender, Charles Poland, Ricky Mckenzie, Quinton Arnold, Mike Calloway, James Martien, Norman Martien III, Michael Calloway and Rick Geren. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Perkins, Guy Jenkins, Bill Atchison, Dr. Christopher Grenier and Phil Miley. He received a degree in chemical engineering from Louisiana Polytechnic University. He was past commander of the Tenn VFW Post 2598, ardent LSU sports fan, deacon at Greenwell Springs Baptist Church and World War II Purple Heart recipient. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church Building Fund or to Gideon's International.
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Published in TheAdvocate.com from Feb. 1 to Feb. 2, 2012