BILLY EUGENE MARTIN, 86, of Rock Road (Doe Creek), Pembroke, departed this life Sunday morning, March 12, 2017 at Carilion Giles Community Hospital in Pearisburg. Born in Welch, WV on September 29, 1930 he was a son of the late George Milton Martin and Sylvia Inez Reese Martin Goad. He was a retired carpenter and mountain farmer, a 1950 graduate of Pembroke High School, he enjoyed his time with his special granddaughter (nurse), Maggie. He loved his family, his hunting and fishing and his dog “Little Billy” and liked playing the Virginia Lottery (and sometimes he was a big winner).
He leaves to cherish his memory his devoted and loving wife of 63 years, Shirley Collins Martin; his sons Larry Martin (Laurleen) and Roy Dale Martin (Teresa); his daughters Priscilla Soucek (Dale), Betty Linkous (David), Brenda Martin, and Sandy Fisher (Ricky); his grandchildren Maggie and Morgan Fisher, Randy Soucek (Brittany), Johnny Soucek, Travis Savage (Breanna), Danny Savage, Amanda Savage, Rod Hilton, Nikki Linkous Whitlock, Brooke Linkous and Kasey Davis; his great-grandchildren Ava Dickerson, Silas Savage, Addie and Maddie Whitlock, Landon Perkins and Samuel Savage.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke. The family will receive friends at the funeral home two hours before the services. Graveside services will be conducted Thursday at 2:00 pm Thursday in the Martin-Meredith Cemetery on Doe Creek. The Kendall Funeral Home in Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.