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R.E. Martin

July 23, 1937 November 14, 2018
R.E. Martin
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Obituary for R.E. Martin

July 23, 1937 - November 14, 2018

A family man and dedicated public servant, Commissioner R.E. Martin “Commish” passed away on November 14, 2018. Born and raised in the Grant Community, he graduated from DAR High School and married his high school sweetheart, Ruby Smith. They were married for 52 years until her passing in 2009.

Upon graduation, he went to work at Huntsville Manufacturing. During his 30 years with the company, he worked from an entry-level position to management. While working with his company he operated his own small business, Martin Grocery, in Grant, running a country store serving the Simpson Point Community.

With encouragement from his friends and family, and wanting to broaden his service to his community; he sought and was elected to the office of Marshall County District 2 Commissioner in 1994. He served faithfully in the office for over two decades working and serving until his death. A few of his achievements include bringing water and paved roads to all rural areas of his district, as well as his numerous contributions to DAR School Projects.

Above all, R. E. was not someone who looked for praise or recognition. He wanted the best for all he came in contact with. For that, he will be greatly missed and forever loved by all who have ever known him.

He was preceded in death by wife of 52 years, Ruby Martin, father, John Robert Martin, mother, Josie Kirkland Martin, brothers, Thomas, James, and Bill and sisters, Lela, Lila, Alidee and Bertha.

Surviving are son, Rickey (Krista) Martin, son, Randall Martin, son, Robert (Robin) Martin, grandchildren, Jeremy (Amy) Martin, Jennifer (Jason) Britnell, Meghan (Daniel) Feld, Brent (Jordan) Martin, Tyler (Chrystal) Martin, Taylor Martin, Madison Martin, eleven great grandchildren, and several nieces & nephews.

Pallbearers will be Jeremy Martin, Ben Martin, Luke Martin, Brent Martin, Bransen Martin, Tyler Martin, Pierce Martin, Daniel Feld and Jason Britnell.

Visitation will be Friday 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Grassy Mountain Holiness Church. Services will be held at Grassy Mountain Holiness Church, Saturday at 1:00 PM with Bro. Eddie Saint and Bro. Jack Lynch officiating.

Interment will be in the Panquin Cemetery.

The family has requested that in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to DAR Blessings in a back pack. Donations may be made or sent to DAR administration building.

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Visitation

Friday

16

Nov

12:00 PM 11/16/2018 12:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 11/16/2018 8:00:00 PM
Grassy Mountain Holiness Church

3679 Cottonville Rd
Grant, AL 35747

Grassy Mountain Holiness Church
3679 Cottonville Rd Grant 35747 AL
United States

Funeral Ceremony

Saturday

17

Nov

1:00 PM 11/17/2018 1:00:00 PM
Grassy Mountain Holiness Church

3679 Cottonville Rd
Grant, AL 35747

Grassy Mountain Holiness Church
3679 Cottonville Rd Grant 35747 AL
United States

Interment

Saturday

17

Nov

2:00 PM 11/17/2018 2:00:00 PM
Panquin Cemetery

Cottonville Rd.
Grant, AL 35747

Panquin Cemetery
Cottonville Rd. Grant 35747 AL
United States
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