Obituary written by Rick Martin
Richard “Rick” Wayne Martin, Sr., went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, April 13, 2023.
A funeral service will be held 12:00 Noon on Saturday, April 22, 2023 at George Brothers Funeral Service. Burial will follow at Lakeview Memorial Park.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 am until 11:50 am prior to the service at the funeral home.
Rick was born February 20, 1953 in Guilford County to the late Ernest William Martin, Sr. and Berta Greeson Martin. At the age of 13 he became a musician playing the drums, bass and guitar. He attended Pinecroft Baptist church where he also served as a Deacon. Rick worked for Leitz Tooling Systems, where he enjoyed being with his work family for 42 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Billy Martin and Glenn Martin (Martha).
Rick is survived by the love of his life, sweetheart, soulmate, and wife of 39 years, Jannett James Martin; children, Jena (Brian) Griffin, Ricky Martin, and Brad (Autumn) Pate; grandchildren, Bo, Brilee, Brent, Braxton, Brayden, Kendall, Logan, Cooper and Lucas; great-grandchild, Brenden; sisters, Bobbie (Eddie) Cecil, Tammy (Mike) Zimmerman, Teresa Martin, and Gina (John) Painter; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Sylvia Martin, Stephen and Paula James, Diane and Rowe Sockwell, and Herman and Cathy James; several nieces and nephews; and a work family that he cherished and loved that God assembled and sustained well over four decades to praise His name.
Memorial contributions may be made to Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional, 1236 Huffman Mill Road, Burlington NC 27215.
My Father was a true man of God. All who knew him, knew that in every situation Dad always gave our Lord credit and praise for the blessings in his life. He would be the first to tell you that his strength always came from God. “It’s not me, It’s Him!” Dad was a great example of how Jesus taught us to live, love, and die. His faith never waivered and shined through him even as he took his last breath. Dad, we will all miss you deeply until we meet again.
“Together Forever”, Jena Martin Griffin
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Cone Health Cancer Center at Alamance Regional
1236 Huffman Mill Road, Ste 120, Burlington NC 27215