Kenneth “Ken” W. Martin

September 19, 1960 - July 9, 2018

Ken W. Martin, 57 years old, of Bokeelia, FL passed away Monday July 9th at his home. He was the husband of the late Jill Martin and would have celebrated 16 years of marriage together this coming November.

Formerly of Allentown, Ken was born in Chester County and was the son of the late Maurice Leroy Martin and Florence Rodgers. Ken received his GED through the Coatsville area school district.

Ken went and received his Master’s degree in Farriership, and shod horses for almost 3 decades. He was known as a “horse whisperer of horeshoeing” in Bokeelia, FL. He enjoyed volunteering at Bootstrap Homeless

Ministry and at the Beacon of HOPE. He loved dedicating his time to his community and helping people in times of need regardless of their background or situation.

Surviving are his daughter Kelly Brophy and her husband Michael Brophy; his daughter Sandra Bussell and longtime partner Mark Appleby; brother, William F. Matteson IV and his wife Rachael A. Mattenson; sister, Dawn Renee Salazar; grandchildren, Liam, Dillon and Sean Brophy, Paige and Carter Appleby, Ethen and Emily Rose Lapp; as well as many nieces and nephews.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions may be made in his name payable to Bootstrap Homeless Ministry, 2691 NE Pine Island Rd, Cape Coral, FL 33909 or to Beacon of HOPE 5090 Doug Taylor Circle, St. James City, FL 33956.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


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