Douglas Charles Martin

May 22, 1967 - May 27, 2020

Douglas Charles Martin, 53, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1972, formerly of Camp Geiger in Jacksonville, NC, and Michigan passed away Wednesday, May 27, 2020 in Fort Myers, FL. He was born May 22, 1967 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Above all, this man does not need an introduction, to put it simply; he lived by a strict code “Go big or Go home”. Douglas was of the Christian faith and was a member of the Church of the USMC. Doug bravely served in the United States Marines from 1987-1991, “Once a Marine always a Marine”. This man worked his entire life for his loved ones. Between swing shifts as a shift supervisor for over 24 years being a part of the Covanta family; as well as a longtime member of the volunteer force at NFMJFA, and NFMLL, North H.S. and Island Coast H.S. (just to name a few), he always gave 110% and expected no less from everyone else. He believed in coaching all kids on and off the field to the best of their ability with no quarter given. He was an outstanding member of the community that influenced everyone he encountered. Doug dedicated his legacy to the love and fulfillment of his family. Spending every minute of his life ensuring the betterment of everyone around him; Douglas was genuinely loved and should be immortalized as a community role model and someone all walks of life should strive to be. Douglas Martin: Man, Myth, Legend!

He is survived by his beloved wife of 30 years, Andrea Martin of Cape Coral; loving parents, Charles and Gail Martin of Glennie, MI; mother in law, Beryl Hutson of Rockford, IL; four loving children, Devon Martin and fiancé, Corey Eberle of Cape Coral, Chelsea James and Bryan James of Cape Coral, Darian Martin of Cape Coral, and Garrett Martin, also of Cape Coral; sister, Leslie Logsdon & husband Donald of Cape Coral; three grandchildren, Logan, Kade, and Cayson; as well as nieces and nephews, Kayla, Joseph, Angellea, Hannah, Rose, Linsey, Joshua and Nathan, as well as all the extended children and families we call our own.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am Wednesday, the 3rd of June, at NFM Knights football field, 2021 Tamiami Trail N., North Fort Myers, Fl 33903 with Pastor Jorge Acevedo officiating.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Douglas Charles Martin are suggested to Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS  66675.  

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.

Guestbook

  1. Jan and Donnie May 31, 2020 at 4:43 pm

    We will miss you neighbor❤

  2. Jay Anderson May 31, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. David Gauthier May 31, 2020 at 5:01 pm

    This man and this family welcomed me in their homes like I was one of their own. Terrific family and Doug was an awesome man. All my thoughts are with you during these tough times, love all of you.

  4. David Mork May 31, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    Andrea and family,
    Words cannot heal the pain you are going through right now, but know this, Doug touched many people in this community in a profound way. He’s memory will not be forgotten.
    I remember Doug and you. Having Christmas at my sister Karen’s house and could feel the love you and Doug had for each other and your beautiful children. That is what I will remember of your family. A sense of unwavering love for each other. Please try to find peace in knowing many people are here to support you.

    David Mork

  5. Shawnee Bigelow Seese May 31, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Andrea and Family;

    My deepest condolences from my heart. Knowing him was an honor and to call him my lifelong friend is a blessing I will take with me every day. Words cannot express the depth of sorrow of his loss. The impact he made in so many lives will be rewarded in Heaven. 🌷

    With loving regards,
    Shawnee Bigelow Seese

  6. Coach and Dorothy MacDonald May 31, 2020 at 5:59 pm

    Our love and prayers are with you all.

  7. MerCorey, Byron, BJ & Michelle May 31, 2020 at 6:01 pm

    We are sending are prayers and condolences to the Martin family, Coach Doug was a great male figure in my son Corey’s life at the age of 8, & as a single parent at the time his coaching staff was definitely there for me and my son Corey. The Jennings family is sending out love to you guys.

  8. Melissa May 31, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    Forever in our hearts always on our minds… you touched so many people and taught life lessons to all 9f us.. you will be missed. Love and prayers for the family

  9. George & Christine Ball-llovera May 31, 2020 at 6:51 pm

    Doug’s legacy will live through his wife and children. A truly great man and wonderful family. Our heartfelt condolences to all.

  10. Kirsten Van Loon May 31, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    My heart breaks for Andrea and the entire Martin Family and extended family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He has influenced and reached so many people. He will live on through those he loved, taught and mentored.

  11. Jeff Shuker May 31, 2020 at 8:42 pm

    Doug was the Salt of the Earth. Great respect for him . He left a positive impact on me and my Son.. Sending strength and peace to the Martin Family.

  12. Katie Brogan Jun 1, 2020 at 5:52 am

    We love you Doug and coach Dennis n me will remember you and your family is in our prayers. You brought many blessings everywhere you went and those blessings will be with us for ever. Thanks for all you are to all of us. Wishing you many blessings on your journey Coach, fly high GO BIG

  13. Katie Brogan Jun 1, 2020 at 6:01 am

    We love you Doug and coach Dennis n me will remember you. your family is in our prayers. You brought many blessings everywhere you went and those blessings will be with us for ever. Thanks for all you are to all of us. Wishing you many blessings on your journey Coach, fly high GO BIG
    Andrea, oh Andrea you be strong and the family will help you.plz feel a hug , all of you plz feel a hug. We do love you and yours this will be an unbelievable time and if anyone needs anything ANYTHING we are here.

  14. Mike and Shirley Biles Jun 1, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Our hearts go out to the Martin family at this sorrowful time. Mike and Shirley Biles

  15. Tim Harrell Jun 1, 2020 at 9:43 am

    My heart and prayers go out to the family. Doug will be remembered by his love of life and family. I will always remember his infectious smile and his desire to help people. He will be dearly missed and always in my heart. RIP!

  16. Klingensmith Family Jun 1, 2020 at 9:51 am

    Doug was an amazing man and role model. You could feel the Love he has for his close-knit family. My heart breaks for the Martin family, and all those that Loved Doug. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, as you remember all of the wonderful memories shared with Doug. A life well-lived, full of Love, deserving of the utmost respect. He will be dearly missed.

    Andrea, Devon and family, I’m here for you, if you need anything.

    Love, Colton

  17. Diane (Zura) Fowler Jun 1, 2020 at 10:10 am

    Andrea and family,

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Doug was such a great guy! Please know you’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Diane (Zura) Fowler

  18. Anna Schutzler Jun 1, 2020 at 10:36 am

    Mr. Doug was such a stand up guy. I met him at the baseball field at Webber and I could instantly tell he was a great man. He always took pictures during baseball games and even took a few of the softball team. I’ll never forget when he bought our entire team pizza after one of our big wins. We told him it wasn’t necessary, but he didn’t think twice about it. Just a man who wanted to make people smile through his kind actions.

    My thoughts and prayers are with my friend Garret and the Martin family during this difficult time. Remember all the good he did and smile when he crosses your mind.

  19. Thom Popoli Jun 1, 2020 at 10:41 am

    Peace and love to your family

  20. Arthur &Diane Siecko Jun 1, 2020 at 11:15 am

    So sorry to hear about your loss! Praying for you and family from here in Texas. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  21. Kelly Mears Jun 1, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    R. I. P. Doug

  22. Russell and Cheri Harbison Jun 1, 2020 at 2:05 pm

    No words can heal the pain of his loss. We can only remember him as the man he was.
    A man that always strives to be the best he could.
    A supervisor who worked side by side with his peers. Sometimes taking on tasks himself to keep others away from harm.
    A friend who would give you the shirt off of his back, if he thought it would help.
    A man cut from a cloth very few others are of. One of honor, of pride in his country, and of selflessness.
    A man who will be truly missed.
    My deepest condolences to all the family.

  23. Jeff Tumbarello Jun 1, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Semper Fi Brother. Till Valhalla

  24. Jennie McPherson Jun 1, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family in this time of tragedy. Thoughts and prayers to the family🙏 . He was such an amazing person and will be missed deeply but never forgotten.

  25. Andrew & Sharon Lang Jun 2, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    My heart goes out to all family and friends. Doug was a good man, and has left us all too soon. Rest in Peace Doug. Prayers and blessing for all who loved and cared for him. God Bless.

  26. Craig and Tanya Lambert Jun 2, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    Our most sincere and deepest condolences and prayers to the Martin family and all those who feel the pain of his loss. As Doug would surely understand, those of us in the early days at Lee, were like a band of brothers, and neither time nor distance can tarnish the bonds we forged. Clearly Doug’s legacy is one for all to aspire to, and the strength and honor of his character are proven by the respect and love of those he has left behind. Rest in peace Doug, and God bless!

  27. Gail (Gross) Hawthorne Jun 2, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    My sincerest condolences to Dougs family. When I ran into Doug again many years into our adult hood at the Edison Pageant Parade, he made an impact on me with the love he shared for his wife and family. I have not met many that immediately share the joy and love for their spouse and children as Doug shared with me. Peace to all.

  28. Casey Reid Jun 3, 2020 at 1:54 am

    My thoughts and my prayers are with you guys! I’m so sorry! My heart breaks for you. I love you guys, and at the end of the day, I’ll always be here! Try to find reasons to smile… he would like that❤️

  29. Mike Conway Jun 3, 2020 at 9:25 am

    God bless the Martin family … we will miss Doug so very much ….

  30. Sonia R, Young Jun 3, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    Rest in peace, Doug. To the family, you are in my prayers.

  31. Nicki Jun 6, 2020 at 10:35 am

    You will be forever loved and missed! You were one of the greatest role models for so many of us!

  32. Surya Horace Jun 13, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Rest in paradise dear neighbor. We just came to know that you graduated to Glory… our heart felt condolences to Andrea and family.. May the good Lord Bless you all with peace and strength …

  33. Maribeth Zwayer-Johnson Jul 7, 2020 at 2:09 pm

    Semper Fi Doug! So proud of all the lives you’ve touched, the kindness you have given to so many. Praying for your family and close friends & thank you for those words of wisdom you shared with me. Clear and to the point, “Red, you only live once so Dance – Dance- & Dance some more & keep smiling!”

  34. Lisa Dunn Sep 26, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I never met Doug,but knew his parents well. We are neighbors in Mi. So sorry for this sudden and tragic loss. After reading all the comments,I can tell he was very special to many.

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