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Dr. Martens was born August 15, 1912 in St. Louis, Missouri and moved to Charlotte County in 2003 from Haywood, Virginia.

He married Lucille Walter in 1937, they were blessed with a 62 year marriage until her passing on November 11, 1999. Upon graduation from the St. Louis University Medical School, Dr. Martens joined the United States Navy in 1939. Dr. Martens’ distinguished Navy career began in 1939 and ended in 1959. His Navy career, included an extensive combat role as a physician attached to the First Marine Division in the South Pacific during World War II, and ending as the Chief Pathologist and then Director at the National Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland. Upon retirement from the Navy, Dr. for the next twenty plus years. While living in Germantown, Maryland with a community of 55 families and no local physician, he opened a general practice to provided patient service to this community every evening from 1950 thru 1968. In addition to all his other professional accomplishments, Dr. Martens cofounded the American Institute of Clinical Scientists.

He is survived by his seven children, Vernon E. Martens Jr., Robert J. Martens, Carolyn S. Stewart, Joan M. Tapocik, David F. Martens, Gary M. Martens, Elita I. Smith; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to Tidewell Hospice, Inc., 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. will be greatly appreciated. Clore English Funeral Home has been entrusted with these arrangements.
original doc martens VERNON MARTENS Obituary