Thursday, 04 August 2022 18:35

Edward Arthur Martin, Jr.

Edward Arthur Martin, Jr., age 89, of DeWitt, VA, went to be with the Lord on August 2, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward A. Martin, Sr. and Minna Williams Martin; his loving wife of 60 years, Alease Pritchett Martin; a son, Stanley Wade Martin; and a grandson, Edward Arthur “Artie” Martin, III. Mr. Martin was a 1950 graduate of Dinwiddie High School. After serving in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955, he worked as a machinist at Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company in Petersburg for 30 years, until the plant closed. In 1985, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service as the Rural Mail Carrier for his hometown of DeWitt, VA. He retired in 2003 with 18 years of service and returned to his true passion, farming. He loved spending time with his family on the farm and spoiling his grandchildren. He was a lifelong member of Rocky Run United Methodist Church, a member of DeWitt-Rocky Run Ruritan Club, an Honorary Member of Rocky Run Hunt Club, and one of the founding members of Rocky Run Ballpark. He is survived by a daughter, Susan Martin Hayes (William); a son, Edward Dale Martin (Gayle); daughter-in-law, Vicki Martin; granddaughter-in-law, Lisa Martin Gwaltney; grandchildren, Elisha Crenshaw (Brian), Derek Martin (Kelsey), Elizabeth Toth (Michael), Allison Martin, Justin Hayes (Lindsey), and Mandy Toth (Bo); 13 great-grandchildren, and twin great-great-granddaughters. He is also survived by two sisters, Lois Thompson and Clara Lewerenz; a brother-in-law, Travis Pritchett (Bertha), as well as several nieces and nephews and many friends. A funeral service will be conducted at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, August 7, 2022 at Rocky Run United Methodist Church followed by interment in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Rocky Run UMC, c/o Glenice Townsend, 14925 Glebe Road, DeWitt, VA 23840. Condolences may be expressed at
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  • Comment Link Cathy Millirons McNamee Saturday, 06 August 2022 09:17 posted by Cathy Millirons McNamee

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr Martin s passing. I have so many great memories with that family. It was my favorite place to be growing up. Thank you for all the memories and give Mrs Martin a huge hug for me. Prayers and comfort to the family.

  • Comment Link Martha Stone Saturday, 06 August 2022 01:18 posted by Martha Stone

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers Martha Stone

  • Comment Link Emmie Cook Friday, 05 August 2022 16:42 posted by Emmie Cook

    Dear Susan, Gayle and all the Family,

    God bless each of you at this time to celebrate Mr. Martin's life. He was always a joy to be around. He was my personal mail carrier and a valued Farm Bureau member. We loved him.

    With Deepest Sympathy,
    Emmie Cook

  • Comment Link Wanda H Kelly Thursday, 04 August 2022 21:13 posted by Wanda H Kelly

    Thinking of you and your family. Prayers

  • Comment Link Ruth Kathleen Whirley Thursday, 04 August 2022 19:35 posted by Ruth Kathleen Whirley

    Junie was a man of great character, I’m saddened by this news but know without a doubt he is with our Lord today.

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