He was born in Montgomery County on August 16, 1942, to the late Daniel and Zeffie Loretta Lawson Martin.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Rena Magdeline Martin; brothers Jerry Martin and Daniel (Genie) Martin; and sisters Susie Jewell and Bertha Martin.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Lisa L. Martin, Richard and Lisa M. Martin, and Donald Martin; grandchildren Scott Martin (Tiffany), Zachary Martin, Alicia Early (Kyle), Lucy Martin, Connor Martin, Justin Martin, and Hunter Martin; great-grandchildren Averie, Graceyn, Peyton, Brysen, and Harper; a sister, Deloris Linkous; a brother and sister-in-law, Phillip and Nadine Martin; and a sister-in-law, Iola Melton.
Funeral services were conducted Thursday, April 14, 2022, in the McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Phillip Martin officiating. The family received friends prior to the service at McCoy Funeral Home 150 Country Club Dr. SW, Blacksburg.