Bobby Junior Martin, age 82, of Kimballton in Giles County, passed away peacefully Thursday morning, April 23, 2015, at his home with his loving, devoted, caring daughter, Rebecca Rudd by his side. Bobby remained humoristic and whimsical until he went to his Heavenly home to be with Jesus. He was a veteran of the US Army, Korean War and earned his living as a tractor trailor driver.
Bobby is preceded in death by his beautiful, loving wife Beulah Gautier Martin, his grandmother Laura Merix for who he always held a special place in his heart and his best buddy and adopted son, Mike Caldwell whom he thought of each and everyday and whom he missed dearly. He was also preceded in death by his mother Vivian Merrix Collins, his father Vivian Albert Martin and his step-father John Collins.
He leaves to cherish his memory his best friend and devoted daughter, Rebecca Rudd (Mike) of Roanoke, VA; his sister Joanne Darnell (Virgil) of Giles County; his granddaughters Melissa Collins (Collins) of Thaxton, Melisha (Tony) Smith of Roanoke,; his great-grandchildren Christopher Campbell, Ashley and Austin Collins of Thaxton, Leanne and Samuel Smith of Roanoke, and a very special nephew and niece Ronnie and Jennifer Darnell of Giles County; his half sister Charlene (James) McCroskey and half-brother Billy Collins.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 2:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. Pembroke with Pastor Jim Asberry officiating. Burial will follow in the Martin Family Cemetery in Pembroke with military honors by local American Legion, and VFW Posts . The family will receive friends at the funeral home one hour prior to the services. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.