Danny Ray Martin

December 22, 1951 - April 23, 2022

12/22/1951 - 04/23/2022

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Monday April 25, 2022

Monday April 25, 2022
2:00 pm

CONWAY, NC – Danny Ray Martin, age 70, passed away on April 23, 2022, in his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Martin was born in Northampton County, NC on December 22, 1951, a son of the late Dennis Ray and Mandy Ricks Martin. He was the son-in-law of the late L.E. and Maggie Leigh Pope.

Danny was an industrial electrician and worked most of his career at Firestone Tire & Rubber, Inc. in Wilson, NC, Georgia Pacific in Conway, NC and Skippers, VA, and retired with the Northampton County School System. When he was able, Danny was an avid fisherman and hunter. He loved the beach and anything concerning Native American Culture, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Being a collector and interested in Indian culture, Danny had an extensive collection of Indian arrowheads, as well as an impressive collection of clocks and bottles. Danny was talented in many aspects and passed these gifts on to his children and grandsons.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 52 years, Jill Pope Martin; a daughter, Tracey Jones and husband, Charles of Kitty Hawk, NC; a son, Jason Martin and wife, Leigh Ann of Woodland, NC; three grandsons, Martin Terry and fiancé, Haley Jones, Caden Martin, and Trenton Martin. Also surviving are two brothers, Mike Martin of Conway, NC, and Dean Martin of New Bern, NC; and his beloved dog, “Pete”.

Mr. Martin’s body will lie in repose at Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel in Murfreesboro, NC, for anyone who would like to show last respects.

A graveside celebration of life service will be held on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 2:00 pm at the Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Rich Square, NC, with Rev. Derrick Davis officiating. The family will receive friends immediately following the service at the cemetery.

Danny had a tremendous love for his country and for this reason, the family has asked that in lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in Danny’s memory to The Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, Kansas, 66675-8516 or you may donate online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Martin family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting www.garrettsykesfs.com.

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Marcia Jones
1 year ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I know what you’re going through. I didn’t know that Mandy was his mother. I worked at the sewing plant in Seaboard for a while when she was there. She was a very sweet person. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.

Rev. James H. Rawls
1 year ago

Prayers and condolences to the family.

Christine and Wally McKeel
1 year ago

Sending our heartfelt condolences to you Jill and the entire Martin family . Danny will be so missed and we cherish those special memories of him. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers dear friend . We love you .

David and Nancy Jenkins
1 year ago

Jill and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, David and Nancy

Steve and Pat Bennnett
1 year ago

Steve and I are so sorry for your loss and will pray for you. I’m sure God will be with you during this time of grief.

Dawn Leseney
1 year ago

Jill I am so sorry for your loss
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family
Treasure all your wonderful memories

Margaret Aston
1 year ago

To all the family: You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Mike and Margaret Aston

Denise and William Miles
1 year ago

So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

donna j cox
1 year ago

Jill and family, We are sorry for your loss. Lillian sends her condolences also. Prayers forcomfort.

Rita B Harrison
1 year ago

Jill, you and the family will cherish the memories Danny left behind. May God comfort you with his love.