For the past nine years, Dr. Howard Martin served as medical director for Lane Wound Center & Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy in Zachary.

At the age of 88, Martin recently retired after 61 years of practicing medicine.

A party celebrating his retirement was held Oct. 28 at the Lane Wound Center building that bears his name on the Lane campus.

A display featured photographs from Martin’s years as general surgeon, medical director, father and husband. Martin was one of the founding physicians of Lane Memorial in 1960.

Refreshments and cake were served at the retirement celebration, where Martin was greeted by friends and well-wishers.