Martin Franklin Fenter, age 81, passed away on Thursday, December 22, 2022. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. at Commerce Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Mr. Fenter was born on July 20, 1941 in Point, TX to Irwin Frank and Maureen (Carter) Fenter. He was married for over 61 years to Lydia Fenter. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Bryan’s Mill, TX. He enjoyed carpentry work, bee keeping, farming, landscaping, reading and playing with great-grandkids. He was a wonderful son, loyal brother, devoted husband, amazing father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was employed by Lone Star Army Ammunition plant as an industrial engineer for over 30 years.
He is survived by wife, Lydia Fenter of Colorado City, TX; 2 sons, Charles Fenter of Marietta, TX and John Fenter of AZ; daughter, Diana Blassingame and husband Heath of Colorado City, TX; 2 grandsons, Matthew Fenter and wife Karen of Franklin, PA and Jonathan Blassingame of Dallas, TX; 6 granddaughters, Sarah Fenter and husband Matthew of AZ, Rachel Fenter Martinez and husband Forest of AZ, Mackenzie Burt and husband Nathan of Commerce, TX, Arabella Douglas and significant other Cameron White of San Angelo, TX, Trinity Douglas and significant other Eric Kusterer of Denton, TX, and Bethany Putman and husband Jamie of Ft. Worth, TX; great-grandson, Kyle Burt of Commerce, TX; great-granddaughter Adilynn Putman of Ft. Worth, TX; brother, Tommy Fenter and wife Paula of Tyler, TX; in-laws, Carmen Copp, Joe and Linda Humphrey and Gerry and Lisa Crump; nieces, Heather Robinson, Julie Carruth and husband Todd and Rindy Martin and husband Bobby; and nephews, Jason Fenter and wife Myra, Damon Humphrey and wife Meagan and Andy Crump and wife Liz.
He is preceded in death by parents, Irwin Frank and Maureen (Carter) Fenter.