Sept. 24, 1941 ~ Dec. 30, 2011

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, January 5, 2012, at 10 a.m., at St. Bernadette Catholic Church in Bayou Vista for Lanny Ross Martin Sr., 70, an Oil City native, raised in Eunice, was a former resident of Centerville and Morgan City, and a resident of Bayou Vista for the past two years, who passed away peacefully on Friday, December 30, 2011, at 9:16 p.m., at his home.

Entombment will follow in Ibert’s Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. Father Angelo Cremaldi will officiate the services.

Lanny was a devoted husband, father and grandfather who loved spending time with his family and friends. He was also an avid fisherman. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him.

Survivors include his wife, of 37 years, Penny “Pie” Fabre Martin of Bayou Vista; two sons, Ramus Martin and his wife, Michelle Ekiss Martin, of Houma and Lanny Ross Martin Jr. of Bayou Vista and his fiancée, Wendy Carline; two daughters, Eppie Martin Broussard and her husband, Marvin, of Loreauville and Monica Martin of Bayou Vista; two sisters, Loula Mae Buteaux and her husband, Leonard, of New Iberia and Katherine Buckner and her husband, Ken, of Opelousas; father-in-law, Everett Fabre; brother-in-law, Joe Romero; 15 grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard Bruno Martin and Elda “Maggie” Miller Martin; one brother, Tony Martin; two sisters, Ronnie Deshotel and Mable Romero; and one brother-in-law, Justa Deshotel.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Wednesday, January 4, at Ibert’s Mortuary in Patterson, from 3 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., with the rosary being prayed at 6:30 p.m. The mortuary will reopen Thursday at 8 a.m. until dismissal at 9:30 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Ramus Martin, Lanny Martin Jr., James Blythe, John Harrison, Terry Theriot and Marvin Broussard. Honorary pallbearers will be Duston Lowe, Bruno Lowe, Leonard Buteaux, Ken Buckner and Joe Romero.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Ibert’s Mortuary, Inc, 1111 Lia St., Patterson, LA (985) 395-7873.

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