Funeral Services for Leroy "Shorty" Martin 86, of Milan will be held on Thursday-January 20, 2011-10:00 AM at Grace Baptist Church in Milan. Burial will follow at the Grants Memorial Park. Pastor Dale Thatcher will officiate.\n\nShorty was born on February 3, 1924 in Buffalo, Texas and he passed away on January 14, 2011 in Grants, New Mexico.\n\nHe was a longtime resident of Milan, New Mexico. He was a hard worker who loved and cared deeply for his family and friends. Leroy worked for Quivera Mining for 25 years, and the City of Grants for 20 years. He did many odd and end jobs. He was a life time member of the Tri-State fire convention. He volunteered with Milan Fire Department for 20 plus years and volunteered with Grants Fire Department for abouit 10 years. He will be greatly missed by many.\n\nHe is survived by his beloved wife of 51 years: Ova Dee Martin of the family home; Children: Wanda Merriman and husband William of Milan, New Mexico, Debbie Bryan and husband Henry of Grants, New Mexico, David Martin and wife Maria of Milan, New Mexico, John T. Martin and companion Samantha Chaves of Grants, New Mexico; Brother: Frank Martin; sisters: Opel Barnett and Josie Price; 6 Grandchildren, 5 Step Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild and 5 Step Great Grandchildren.\n\nHe is preceded in death by his parents: Frank and Esther Martin; Brothers: Dorris Martin, Billy Martin and Cecil Martin.\n\nPallbearers will be: Ralphy Martin, John T. Martin, Brian and James Cain, Cotton Jarrell and Joe Smally.\n\nHonorary pallbearers will be: Mark Cooper, Bill Tate, Eddie Miles, Jr., and Julies Montoya.