Lawrence "Larry" Crowell Martin

Friday, March 19, 2021

Lawrence "Larry" Crowell Martin, 58, of Mountain Home, passed away March 12, 2021 following a 17-month battle with brain cancer.

Larry was born December 15, 1962 in Mountain Home to James and Nancy C. Martin. He graduated from Mountain Home High School in 1981, then attended Boise State where he earned an Associates Degree in small business machines. Larry served a short time in the US Air Force before returning to Mountain Home.

In Larry’s younger years, he tried a few careers, including life guarding at a state park and working in a music store, which would remain a passion of his throughout his life. He furthered his career by making several trips to Qatar as a facilities manager. He also worked at Mountain Home Air Force Base and at the local Norco store for many years.

Larry loved skateboarding, bicycle riding (he competed in the Galena Summit ride), swimming, motorcycles, foosball, the Washington Redskins, and always the love for rocking music, which lead him to play in several local bands.

Because of his larger-than-life personality, Larry was a positive force for anyone he came in contact with. He was well-known for his Christmas jingle hat and for wearing scary Halloween masks for all the trick or treaters.

Larry is survived by his mother, Nancy Martin of Mountain Home; brothers, Jay Martin (Sharell) of Anaheim, California; Chris Martin of Mountain Home; a sister, Janell Oehlsen of Mountain Home and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was preceded in death by his father, James Martin; his brother, Gerald “Pat” Martin; his niece, Jennifer Oehlsen-Shiffrar; and his fur companions, Tater, Sampson, Konan and Ajax.

A friends' send-off will be held March 27, 2021 from 4-7 p.m. at Jovial Jerry’s, Mountain Home, where Larry’s bar buddies will be raising money in Larry’s honor for the local dog park. A Celebration of Life will be held May 22, 2021 at Legacy Park, Mountain Home.

Donations can be made in Larry’s memory to the Mountain Home dog park in care of Mountain Home Parks and Rec, 795 South 5th West, Mountain Home, ID.

Cremation was under the care of Rost Funeral Home, McMurtrey Chapel.