William "Bill" Martin, 81, of Forest Hill, passed away Thursday, January 18, 2018, at his home following a long illness.
Born September 26, 1936, at Hinton, he was a son of the late John Edgar and Minnie Beatrice Michaels Martin.
Bill was a retired employee of the Department of Highways where he was a grader operator with 30 years of service. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and going to flea markets. Bill attended Friendship Baptist Church.
He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Bill was preceded in death by one daughter, Barbara Sue Martin; one granddaughter, Kimberly Weikle; four brothers, Paul, Charles, Huford and Alfred Martin and four sisters, Elizabeth Ward, Goldie Adkins, Donna Mae Cales and Alice Jean Martin.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife of 60 years, Nellie Marie Meadows Martin at home; four children, Mary Jane Weikle and husband Joseph of Forest Hill, James Martin of FL, Robert Martin and wife Robin of Chestnut Mt. and Tommy Martin and wife Connie of Hilldale; six grandchildren, Jeremiah Martin of Hinton, Brandon Harper and wife Jackie of Hilldale, Joseph Martin of Hinton, Amanda Harper and Elmer of Lewisburg, Alex Martin and wife Jessie of Forest Hill and Joede Weikle of Forest Hill; great grandchildren, Marverick Harper, Gabrielle Martin, Kolton Harper, Hollee Harper, Danielle Martin, Jacob Smith and Izabelle Martin.
Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Saturday, January 20, 2018, at Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors Chapel, with Pastor Joe Spencer officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Family Cemetery at Forest Hill.
Friends may call from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral parlors.
Joseph Weikle, Brandon Harper, Keith Harrah, Jessie Meadows, Delbert Moore and Cody Smith will serve as pallbearers.
Arrangements are by the Ronald Meadows Funeral Parlors of Hinton.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.ronaldmeadowsfp.com
Published on January 18, 2018