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.