Bobby Allen Martin, 73, of Christiansburg, heard his Lord and Savior call him home on Jan. 28, 2022. He was born in Pilot on Oct. 17, 1948, to the late Albert and Beulah Martin. In addition to his parents, Bobby was preceded in death by his two sons, Dave Allen Martin and Michael Chris Martin; and a sister, Shirley Shaver.
Left to carry on his memory is his loving wife and best friend of 50 years, Mary Jane Martin; his daughter and son-in-law, Katonya Martin Bishop (Brian) of Christiansburg; grandchildren Dallas Martin, Drew King (Allie), Spencer Martin, Ariel Martin, Callie Williams, and Cassie Bishop; a great-granddaughter, Ella Martin; a brother, Billy Martin (Dorothy) of Radford; a sister, Nita Kingrea of Christiansburg,; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Johnny and June Cox of Blacksburg; several nieces and nephews; and a special companion, Oscar.
Bobby worked hard all his life, but it is what he enjoyed. He could fix anything and find water in the ground with a stick.
Funeral services will be conducted today, Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at 11 a.m. in the Faith Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Vest and the Rev. Neal Turner officiating. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Christiansburg. The family received friends Tuesday evening at McCoy Funeral Home 150 Country Club Dr. SW, Blacksburg.
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