Martin Pembleton

April 10, 1947 – Sept. 22, 2021

Martin Charles Pembleton, 74, of Albany, died Sept. 22, 2021.

He was born April 10, 1947, in Medford to Charles Martin and Florence Marie (Jones) Pembleton.

He grew up in Medford, then lived in Spokane, Wash., Deer Park, Wash., Buffalo, N.Y., then returned to Medford. He moved to Sweet Home in 2001.

He joined the Air Force in 1971 and was honorably discharged in 1973 as an A1C.

Mr. Pembleton was a Christian reverend and later owned and operated an automotive shop. He loved fishing, camping, spending time with his grandchildren and working on a hot rod with his son, Shawn. He was a jack-of-all-trades kind of man.

Mr. Pembleton is survived by his wife, Michelle Pembleton of Sweet Home; children Steven of Medford, Shawn of Rogue River, Brandi of California, Cary of Medford, Chrystine of Spokane, and Johnathan of Jefferson; sister Anna Dunston of Medford; best friend and cousin Sal Esquivel; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles Pembleton and Florence Heirford; sister Luella Bevins; brother Jerry White; and aunt and second mom Anita Esquivel.

The family will hold a private celebration of life.

Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling the arrangements.