Dr. Dan Martin, a leader in rural health for Western Kentucky, died Aug. 14 at the age of 92.
The Harvard Medical School graduate moved to Madisonville in 1965, where he served in many roles to improve the health of his community and surrounding areas.
He served for many years as medical director of the Hopkins County Health Department, where he established a dentistry clinic, later named in his honor. He was the executive director of the Trover Clinic Foundation and was instrumental in bringing a medical residency program to Madisonville from the University of Louisville; and he helped found the Western Kentucky Area Health Education Center and a nurse anesthetist program.
He is also credited with much of the growth of the Madisonville Community College and helped create health and human-services organizations throughout the community.
A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Madisonville at 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, with visitation beginning at 2 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Mahr Park Charitable Trust, P.O. Box 339, Madisonville KY 42431.