George Martin a beloved long time resident of the Strathmore/Porterville area, went to be with the Lord March 2nd 2016. He was always willing to lend a helping hand and was always known as the candy man to anywhere he went. George and his wife had been married 69 years up to his passing. He was born in Tyldesley, England April 14, 1923. George is survived by his wife Barbara Martin, 2 daughters Sandra Robinson, Linda Martin Vandenbrande, 1 son Derek Martin, 4 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his mother and father, John and Alice May Martin, 2 brothers Alex and Jack Martin and one son Roy Martin."Gone But Never Forgotten"