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Funeral Service

Suffolk Christian Church
Friday December 31st, 2021

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William Earl Martin

William E. Martin, 78 of Suffolk, VA passed away on December 25, 2021. He was the son of John and Mary Martin. Earl was a loving husband, father and step grandfather.

Earl retired as an electrician for Virginia Department of Transportation after many years and was a member of Suffolk Christian Church. He also was an accomplished Life Scout in the Boys Scouts of America.

He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Kitty Martin; son, Jonathan Martin (Angela) of Carrollton; daughter, Michelle of Chuckatuck; and 3 step grandchildren, Charles, Jacqueline, and Grant.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, December 31, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Suffolk Christian Church with a reception to follow at the church. Burial will take place following at Newman Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family ask memorial donations to be made to Suffolk Humane Society, 412 Kings Fork Road, Suffolk, VA 23434. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Downtown Suffolk Chapel is serving the family.

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Earl and I worked together for a few years. He was always so kind and cheerful…smiling for everyone. My condolences.

Becky Hayes Jan 5 2022 7:55 AM

So sorry to hear about Mr. Martin's passing. He was a wonderful gentleman.

Joseph Verdirame Jan 3 2022 12:40 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Martin

Emily Mizelle Jan 2 2022 4:34 PM

Kitty, We had hoped to visit with you, in person, this morning but David has not been feeling well. We have such fond memories of times spent with you, especially Earl's fun retirement party. Please let us know if we can do anything for you. Love, Kathy and David Rawls

Kathy Rawls Dec 31 2021 7:55 PM

A candle was lit in memory of William Martin

You and your family are in my prayers . Susie Eaton Dec 31 2021 10:17 AM

A candle was lit in memory of William Martin

Carolyn Drier Dec 30 2021 2:24 PM

Kitty you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

Dave and Frances Davidson Dec 29 2021 12:39 PM

Kitty, Michelle , Jonathan and family prayers and deepest condolences on the loss of Earl. I pray God brings you comfort and peace

Judy & Mel Roberson & Peyton Dec 28 2021 6:30 PM

Our deepest condolences to you Kitty, Jonathan, Angela, and Michelle. Earl was such a kind and loving man and he will be missed!

Lisa and Keith Anderson Dec 28 2021 6:10 PM

I'm very sorry to hear about Earl. He was a very nice man

Susan Creekmore Dec 28 2021 5:40 PM

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