Roy Dale Martin, 53, of Christiansburg, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday morning, December 26th, 2017 at UVA Medical Center. Born in Pearisburg, Virginia, on July 21st, 1964, he was a son of the late Billy E. and Shirley S. Martin. He was a 1982 graduate of Giles High School.
He was preceded in death by his father, grandmothers Sylvia I. Goad and Margie Poe, William M. Flinchum, and great nephew Thatcher McKinley Savage.
Roy Dale was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend that will be remembered and sadly missed. Left to cherish and honor his loving memory are his wife, Teresa, and daughter, Kasey Davis; his mother, Shirley, whom he protected and loved dearly; his brothers, Larry Martin (Laurlene) and Timmy Kurstedt; sisters, Priscilla Soucek (Dale), Betty Linkous (David), Brenda Martin, Sandy Fisher (Ricky); and his special friend, Walter Breeden. His special babies (dogs) Dixie Mae, Chloe, Merrissa, Little Man, and Cie Cie (cat).
Also he cherished his nephews and nieces Randy (Brittany) and Johnny Soucek; Nikki Whitlock and Brooke Linkous; Travis (Breanna), Danny, and Amanda (Rod) Savage; Morgan and Maggie Fisher. Great nieces and nephews Ava Dickerson, Landon Perkins, Samuel Savage, Silas Savage, and Adalynne and Riley Whitlock.
Also his extended special family, A-1 Heating and Cooling. Roy was a dedicated and integral part of building the business for over 20 years.
Roy Dale was a loving, caring, and special man. He always put family and friends first and foremost. We cannot express in words to convey the man Roy was to everyone he met. He could make you laugh and he loved to joke around with anyone about his Redskins and his Hokies. He also let everyone know how he felt about the "Cowgirls" (Dallas Cowboys) or "losers" as he referred to them. His favorite time of year was hunting season when he practically lived on the mountain. Roy loved the Martin family get-togethers or the "Waltons" as we were referred to over the years.
Funeral Services will be conducted Saturday, December 30th at 1:00 p.m. at Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with graveside services immediately following in the Martin-Meredith Cemetery on Doe Creek. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday evening, December 29th from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Hunters For The Hungry or the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.