He was born in Moab, Utah, April 4, 1945 to Earl and Neva Martin. Tom was married to Gloria Johnson on May 8, 1971.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers; and one son, Lance.
Tom is survived by his eternal companion, Gloria Martin; his children, Tim (Ruth), Owen (Amy), Candi (Cody), Kenra (Ed), Ben (Nicole) Steven (Arlea), and LaRen (Brittany); 36 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sisters, May and Josephine; and brothers Guy, Tim, Rick and Tony.
Tom was drafted into the United States Army in June 1968. He was a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, being awarded the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, and Bronze Star. He was a member of the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry “Wolfhounds” 25th Infantry Division. Ultimately, he was wounded four months into his service, which led to his honorable discharge.
Tom was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 at 12951 N. 83rd Ave. Peoria, Arizona, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Feb. 11 in Moab, Utah, at the LDS Stake Center, 475 West 400 North, with viewing at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m.