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Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday January 13th, 2023
2:00pm - 3:00pm

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Memorial Service

Beam Funeral Service & Crematory
Friday January 13th, 2023
3:00pm

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William “Buddy” Ervin Martin

William “Buddy” Ervin Martin, 84, of Old Fort, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2023.

Buddy was born in McDowell County on September 10, 1938 to the late Washington Ervin Martin and Vallie Lucille Jaynes Martin. He was a charter member of Friendship Baptist Church. Buddy was a great youth baseball coach who was a huge Atlanta Braves and Clemson Tiger Fan. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener who also enjoyed camping and the great outdoors. Traveling and woodworking were some of the other things he loved.

Buddy was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by his friends and loved ones.

Surviving Buddy are his wife of sixty two years, Katie McDaniel Martin; four children, Graylin Martin, David Martin (Kathy), Suzanne M. Moore (Bill) and Andrew Martin (Caryn); a sister, Patricia Ann Martin Reynolds; a brother, Col. Dan Jaynes; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren and special friend Florence Young.

A memorial service will be held in the chapel of Beam Funeral Service on Friday, January 13, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. officiated by the Rev. Jim Lewis. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Those wishing to make donations in Buddy’s name are asked to consider The Shriners Children Hospital, 950 West Faris Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

 


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Guestbook

Katie, so sorry about Buddy's Passing away, Jane and I have both been in the hospital and not yet going out. My family is in prayer for you and your family.

Patsy BAllew Jan 14 2023 2:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William “Buddy” Martin

Janet Hendrix Noles Jan 13 2023 9:33 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William “Buddy” Martin

Jimmy and Andrea Allison Jan 12 2023 8:43 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William “Buddy” Martin

Cathy and Ruth Laws Jan 12 2023 5:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William “Buddy” Martin

Jerry Freeman Jan 12 2023 4:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William “Buddy” Martin

Florence Young Jan 12 2023 10:24 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William “Buddy” Martin

Florence young Jan 12 2023 10:22 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William “Buddy” Martin

Carey Alton Woody Jan 11 2023 6:31 PM

So sorry to hear about Buddy passing .
Tom and Janell Eckenrod

Tom and Janell Eckenrod Jan 11 2023 12:33 PM

Katie and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Buddy. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

Cindy Johnson Swofford Jan 11 2023 12:19 PM

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