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Donald

Edward

Martin, Sr.

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January 18, 2023

Donald Edward Martin, Sr., 85, of Alleghany County, passed away, on Wednesday January 18, 2023, surrounded by his family. Mr. Martin was born on the 18th day of March 1937 in Alleghany County, a son of the late William E. and Eva Webb Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by the mother of his children and his wife of 40 years, Minnie Curry Martin in 1997; a son, Ricky Martin; a daughter and son in law, Janie Martin Arrant and Jacob; and a brother Kenneth Martin. He served in the United States Navy for 21 years during his time he served during the Vietnam War and the Korean Conflict. During his time in the military, he taught flight school and flew with the Blue Angels. He retired in 1997 as an Associate Professor for DSLCC. He was a member of the Hollywood (MD) Lodge # 223; the Kazim Shrine Temple of Roanoke; and a longtime avid musician in the area. He was an instructor and apprenticeship coordinator for Westvaco. In his spare time, he enjoyed target shooting. 


He is survived by his wife of 12 years Caroline Stickler Martin of Lewisburg, WV; two sons Donnie Martin Jr. and his wife Debbie of Hot Springs and David Charles Martin and wife April of Covington; a number of grandchild to include Daniel Martin and his wife Tina, Vicky Lawson and husband Daniel, Heather Martin, Skyler Martin, Evan Martin, Kasandra Martin, Kaylynn Martin, Zane Martin, and Riley Martin; a number of great grandchildren; a brother Jobi Martin of Georgia; a daughter in law Tami Martin of Washington; and a number of nieces and nephews. 


In keeping with his wishes his body has been cremated. A funeral service will be held on February 11, 2023, at 2:00 PM in the Chapel of Arritt Funeral Home. 


The family will receive their friends one hour prior to the service on Saturday February 11, 2023. Military rites will be conducted by the Curtis A. Smith Post 1033 Veterans of Foreign Wars. 


The family suggests in lieu of flowers that memorial donations in Mr. Martin's name be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home.

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Belinda Sively Fink

Feb 24, 2024

She was loved by all who knew her. She was a wonderful person and a great prayer warrior. I will miss her and her twin from now on.They lived in a Happy House.

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Sandra Brady

Feb 24, 2024

You were a special person in many people lives you will be missed my heart aches for you and your family. I loved you Todd.

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Leeanna Williams

Feb 23, 2024

Miss u alot,and great guy.

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Leeanna Williams

Feb 23, 2024

Miss u alot

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Marilyn Crowder and Ken

Feb 23, 2024

I have known Todd since he was young child in pre school programs…My son Ken and Todd have been friends since they were young..Todd will be greatly missed by his Special Olympic friends and family. Rest in peace Todd.

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Patricia Tabor

Feb 23, 2024

Todd will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him. He had a smile that everyone remembers! Our deepest sympathy to all 💐

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Crystal Marsh

Feb 23, 2024

So very sorry for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers. God bless

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Judy & Phillip White

Feb 23, 2024

Our Deepest Sympathy to each of the family & friends! You are in our thoughts & prayers!
June was a Precious, Beautiful Soul!

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Michael and Bonnie Keyser

Feb 23, 2024

Tod was such a sweet and respectful guy that we loved❤️ So lucky to have known him. We will miss you🌻🌻🌻

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Teresa

Feb 23, 2024

When I worked with Todd at JRE he was always laughing making jokes. Him and Roger were always picking at each other. I'm going to miss him. Love to the family.

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Amber Uzzell

Feb 23, 2024

I will never forget sweet Todd

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Omer ( Bud ) & Pat Shires

Feb 22, 2024

he was a great person loved working with him I was one of the supervisors there never had any one better to work with he has kept in contact with us since it's closeing thought a great deal of him

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