A native of Martinsville, VA, he was a son of the late Charles and Bessie Helton Martin. Mr. Martin was a U.S Army Veteran and worked as a machinist in the shipyards in Norfolk, Virginia. He was a member of Field Dale Baptist Church.
Survivors include his wife, Rita Martin, Johnson City; three brothers, Donald Martin and wife Gracie, Lynchburg, VA, Gary Martin, Washington, D.C., and Phillip Martin and wife, Donna, Smith Mountain Lake, VA; two step-sons, David and Lee Crawford; great aunt, Trula Ensley, Field Dale, VA; grandchildren, Hailey Crawford, Johnson City, Alex Crawford and Will Crawford, both of Eden, NC. Several nieces and nephews also survive.
The visitation of family and friends will be from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at Appalachian Funeral Home.
The graveside service and internment will be conducted at 2:30 P.M. Wednesday, April 25 at Mountain Home National Cemetery with Rev. Calvin Lester officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Carter County American Legion.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home to help offset funeral expenses.
Memories, condolences, and memorial donations can be left for the family at www.appfh.net . Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, TN is serving the Martin family. (423) 928-6111