On Thursday,November 2, 2017, Paul Dean Martin age 63, of Ripplemead, VA passed away following an automobile accident in West Virginia. Born on November 17, 1953 in Giles County,VA, he was a son of the late Ira Minor (Tom) and Ruby Lafon Martin. He is survived by the love of his life, his wife Julie Elkins Martin of Ripplemead, his daughter Deanna Gale Starbuck of Bakersfield, CA, his son Robbie Ira Martin of Christiansburg, his daughter Yvette Danielle Martin of Christiansburg,VA and his dear grandchildren Taylor Starbuck and Elli Martin.
Dean was a 1972 graduate of Giles High School and attended New River Community College. He was cherished by his co-workers at UTC Aerospace. He was a life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Dean was known for his witty charm and gentle kindness. He loved music and was an accomplished guitarist and singer and was the family favorite handy man as he was an excellent wood worker. He enjoyed hunting and fishing at the family cabin, watching movies with his wife, and he loved being social as he never met a stranger. He served as the Martin Family patriarch and was deeply interested in his family's heritage.
In lieu of flowers Dean would have loved to have his family and friends rejoice in his memory around a delicious meal. Any specific donations should be made to a charity of your choice in his name
His viewing will be from 6:00 until 8:00 pm at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Pembroke, on Monday, November 6, 2017 with the funeral services at the church on Tuesday at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg.
Pallbearers will be Robert Pitzer, Lee Rhodes, Doug Jones, Keith Martin, Garry Williams, Barry Moats, Allen Martin,and Leslie Martin. Honorary pallbearers will be Jimbo Martin and Marvin Gautier.
Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St., Pembroke is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.