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David Francis Martin

David Francis Martin, 62, of Marion, North Carolina and formerly of Winston Salem, passed away peacefully at his residence on the night of Tuesday, October 13, 2020.


He was born January 12, 1958 in Jacksonville NC and raised in New Port RI, by the late Joseph Martin and Dorothy Conroy Martin.


Known as a loving husband, father, and grandfather, “Uncle Dave” had a smile and laugh that could light up the room. He enjoyed fishing and grilling. Aside from his family, his greatest accomplishment was the founding of Recovery Ventures, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center. He will forever be loved and missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a sister, Lori Perla.


Survivors include his wife, Robyn Jenkins Martin; two children, Jessica “Buzz” Blackburn (Eric) and Alyssa “Wiggles” Wisecarver (Keith); three grandchildren, Alexus and Martin Blackburn and Aaliyah Wisecarver; and two siblings, Kathy Sanders (Bob) and Danny Martin. Two beloved uncles, Joe Conroy (Jackie), Jack Conroy (Kathy) and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.


In accordance with his wishes, a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Memorials may be made to Recovery Ventures Inc. or to Hospice of the Carolina Foothills.

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A candle was lit in memory of David Martin

Gale Davis Allanson-Morton Oct 17 2020 12:00 AM

I wanted your family to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. I am praying for you and your family in the loss of such a wonderful Husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. May God carry you all and grant peace during this time. Rev. Lisa Mathis Courtney, Chaplain/Grief Counselor, Hospice of the Carolina Foothills

Rev. Lisa Mathis Courtney Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

I had the pleasure of working with David in the Sanitation Dept. with the City of Winston-Salem. He always had us laughing, was so smart, and was well liked by his employees and co-workers. My thoughts and prayers are with the family who he loved so much. Wishing you peace and joy with your precious memories.

Becky McBride Oct 16 2020 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of David Martin

yal popkin Oct 15 2020 12:00 AM