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Charles Earl "Charlie" Martin

Charles Earl "Charlie" Martin
  • October 15, 1949 - January 27, 2021
  • Springfield, Louisiana

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“Susan,We were so sorry to hear about Mr Charlie. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.Sincerely,Sammy MaglioloMike MaglioloJacob...Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: Mike Magliolo - LORANGER, LA

“Susan so very sorry about Charlie I just heard about him this evening ”
2 of 20 | Posted by: Lloyd Bee Martin - Albany, LA

“We sorry about Charlie Martin Ronald & Margie Sharp tthrought a lot of him .Our prayers are for the family ”
3 of 20 | Posted by: Ronald Sharp - Springfield, LA

“Susan and family, I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Charlie. He accomplished so much for the town of Springfield and the community. He...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Vicky Coats - Springfield, LA

“My prayers are with the family. Mr. Charlie was a great person. He was there for my mother and all of us when my daddy, Charles DeMars was at his end...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Bonnie Fuller - Tickfaw, LA

“Susan, I was saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. I cannot even begin to imagine what you and your family are going through and how difficult all...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Robin Kevlin - Austin, TX

“I would like to send my condolences to Susan and Alisha, his brothers and sisters. I grew up in Pumpkin Center not very far away from Charlie's...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Duval Arthur Jr. - LA - Friend

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
8 of 20 | Posted by: Louizer Ballard - Ponchatoula, LA

“Charlie, was the definition of what a servant should be. Was always impressed by how kind he was. He quietly went about helping other with never a...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Betty and Eric OBrien - Caulfield, MO

“I cannot attend service because Harlon had had COVID-19 and I am quarantined. Our hearts are broken over loosing our close friend and he will dearly...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Mildred Cowsar

“Susan and Alisha, We are sending our love and sympathy to both of you. Charlie was always ready with a hug and kind word when seeing us. He will be...Read More »
11 of 20 | Posted by: Marie Billings - Springfield, LA

“Mayor Charlie will always be remembered as a tireless worker to better Springfield and to preserve its history. ”
12 of 20 | Posted by: Clark Forrest, Jr. - Holden, LA

“I'm sending my condolence Mr.Charlie was a Wise man he would help anyone that needed help.The town of Springfield will always remember him .I knew...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Judith k Mclain Mclain - Loranger, LA

“Judy ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Judith k Mclain Mclain - Loranger, LA

“My condolences go out to Charlie's family. It was a pleasure knowing Charlie at DuPont. He will be remembered by many. God bless you Charlie! ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: RICHARD ORY - Gramercy, LA

“Sending prayers and love to the family. Mr. Charlie will be missed by everyone that knew him. Especially by the citizens of Springfield. He took...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Annette Alford - Springfield, LA

“So sorry for your loss. ”
17 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Kluka Slocum - Ponchatoula, LA

“Mrs Susan and family my family and I are deeply saddened by this news. We love Mr Charlie and will miss him very much. Prayers for all of you. ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: Karen Cardinale - Springfield, LA

“So sorry for your loss and the loss of a true blue gentleman who was well father by everyone. ”
19 of 20 | Posted by: Gordon Anderson - Hammond

“My prayers are with you. He was a great man and will be missed. His service to his community and to our country was endless. Love to you all. ”
20 of 20 | Posted by: Veronica Pierson - Ponchatoula, LA


Charles "Charlie" Earl Martin, of Springfield, Louisiana, passed away at North Oaks Medical Center on Wednesday, January 27, 2021, at the age of 71. He was born on Saturday, October 15, 1949, in Hammond, Louisiana.
He was a retired safety coordinator for Dupont. Charlie enjoyed spending his time camping, taking road trips and spending quality time with his family. He served as Mayor of Springfield for many years and was currently serving as alderman.
Charlie's service to Springfield is immeasurable. He helped secure grants for numerous projects and handled the grant for the new sewer system. Charlie oversaw these projects from start to finish, including going door to door himself to register people. Along with Mayor Abels and Chief Jones, he secured funding for the new well and infrastructure involved in that project. He also mapped and documented burials in the Springfield Cemetery and submitted detailed information to the Louisiana Cemetery Board. There are to many of Charlie's contributions to list.
Every citizen in Springfield loved and respected Mr. Charlie.
He was an active member of St. Thomas Catholic Church. He supported the church in any capacity he could and even helped maintain the lawn. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, and American Legion Post #258.
Charlie is survived by his wife of 48 years, Susan Abels Martin; daughter & son-in-law, Alisha Martin Stoetzner and Steven Stoetzner; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debbie Martin and Terry Vitrano, Joyce "Grandmaw" Menck and John Menk; brothers & sisters-in-law, Michael and Genie Martin, Jimmy and Barbara Martin, Johnny and Mel Martin; his grandchildren, Macy Alexis Stoetzner, Hunter Austin Stoetzner and Fisher Allen Stoetzner; also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Charles "Chucky" Martin; parents, Eddie Earl and Eula Lee Martin; grandparents, Henry and Mary Martin, Charles and Hassie Chandler; nephews, Travis and Chad Martin.

Family and friends will be received at Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401 on Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue in the funeral home chapel on Monday, February 1, 2021 from 11:00 am until 12:30 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Springfield, Louisiana on Monday at 1:00 pm, with Fr. Jamin David officiating. Seating in church will be limited.

Interment will follow in the Springfield Cemetery.

Face masks are mandatory to attend any visitation or service and we ask that you maintain a respectful distance with the family. Thank you for your cooperation.

Contributions may be made to the Springfield Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 352, Springfield, LA 70462 or to St. Margaret's Church Capital Improvement Fund, P.O. Box 100, Albany, LA 70711 .

Charlie's guestbook is available at www.harrymckneely.com.