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Earl J Martin
Earl J Martin

September 23, 1940 - November 3, 2018
Born in Vernon, NJ
Resided in Newton, NJ


Earl J. Martin, 78, of Newton died Saturday, November 3, 2018, at home surrounded by loved ones.

Born in Vernon and raised in Allamuchy, Earl was a longtime Newton resident. He worked as a Production Supervisor for Lamtec Corp. in Mt. Bethel, PA for 40 years prior to his retirement in January 2018. Earl loved green John Deere tractors, country music and singing, he also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and was always willing to help those in need. Earl had a small farm for ten years and enjoyed taking care of his four chickens and one nasty rooster; he also had a great sense of humor.

Earl was predeceased by his parents, Russell and Julia (nee Pierson) Martin; two sons, Billy and Gary; and four brothers, Russell, Roy, Clint and Carl. He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Shirley (nee Fish) Martin; his son Jeff Martin; his daughters, Debbie, Kathy, Shelly, Laurie Nielson, Nancy Keller, Geraldine Siegrist and Rhonda Giles; 20 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Gerard Martin and Paul Martin; and three sisters, Luwayne, Bert and Patty.

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 8, 2018, at the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High St, Newton. A Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the funeral home, entombment will follow at Newton Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorial Donations may be made to Karen Ann Quinlan Hospice, 99 Sparta Ave, Newton, NJ 07860. Online condolences may be offered at

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Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Thursday, November 8, 2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Smith-McCracken Funeral Home
63 High Street
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, November 9, 2018
11:00 AM
Newton Cemetery Mausoleum
Lawnwood Avenue
Newton, NJ 07860
Friday, November 9, 2018
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