Robert L Martin, aka Bob Shannon, from WSCH radio, 70, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away on New Year's Day at his Hogan Township home following a battle against lung cancer.
He was born December 21, 1948 in Bellview, KY, son of the late James Martin and Mildred (Deitz) Martin. Bob served in the United States Army in 1969 and 1970, during the Vietnam War, earning a combat infantryman badge for his service.
Bob had a 44 year career in local radio, most of which was with Eagle 99.3. Being on the local radio for years, Bob had already become an inextricable part of the fabric of southeastern Indiana. In 2016, he was chosen to be an honorary torchbearer during the State of Indiana's bicentennial torch relay through Dearborn County. He was also inducted into the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame as an honorary member in 2005.
He loved working around the house and doing yard work. Bob loved animals, especially his dogs, Gabby & Alex. He had an awesome sense of humor, and was very witty. Bob will be greatly missed.
Bob is survived by his companion, Judy Ostendorf of Aurora, IN; siblings, Dennis (Sue) Martin of Mason, OH, Carolyn (Ray) Boughner of Ft. Thomas, KY, Cheryl Heuser of Crestview Hills, KY; step daughters, Chris Ostendorf of Lawrenceburg, IN, Julie Washnock of Orlando, FL; grandchildren, Kyle Washnock of San Antonio, TX, John Beckelhymer of Cincinnati, OH.
Services will be held at the convenience of the family.
Contributions may be made to the PAWS or Dearborn County Historical Society. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.