Marvin William Martin

June 25, 1937 - August 20, 2023

06/25/1937 - 08/20/2023

Past Services

Tuesday August 22, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Funeral Service
Wednesday August 23, 2023
2:00 pm
Milwaukee Cemetery
Milwaukee Cemetery Road
Conway, NC 27820

MILWAUKEE, NC – Marvin William Martin, beloved brother and uncle, passed away peacefully on August 20, 2023, at the age of 86. He was born on June 25, 1937, in Northampton County, North Carolina, to the late Ravie L. Martin and Ruby Askew Martin. Marvin dedicated his life to farming. He will be remembered as a dedicated farmer, a talkative individual who brought joy to many lives, and someone who loved spending time with children on his farm. He will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those who knew and loved him. May his soul rest in eternal peace.

Marvin had a zest for life and enjoyed talking on the CB radio and was known by his handle “Swamp Possum” , building strong connections with numerous friends. He cherished outings to local eateries and always found joy in engaging conversations. Marvin had a special fondness for children, often taking them for rides around the farm on his trailer.

Marvin is preceded in death by his father, Ravie L. Martin; mother, Ruby Askew Martin; sister, Virginia Martin Gilliam; sister, Evelyn Martin Strickland; niece, Billie Jo Rose; niece, Rose Strickland; nephew, Randy Strickland; nephew, Johnny Strickland; and nephew, Dixie Paul Gilliam.

He is survived by his sister, Mona Martin Rose of Ahoskie, NC; two nieces, Bonnie Blowe (Mike) of Ahoskie, NC and Kathy Dunlow (Andy) of Ahoskie, NC. Additionally, Marvin leaves behind many dear friends and extended family members who will cherish his memory.

A visitation for Marvin will be held on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC.

A celebration of life graveside funeral service will take place on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at 2:00 pm at the Milwaukee Cemetery in Conway, NC, with Carol Taylor officiating.

Flowers are welcome or memorial donations may be made to Milwaukee Bethany Church, C/O Jennifer Stancell, 5134 NC Hwy 35, Conway NC 27820 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Martin family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Stu & Debbie Martin
7 months ago

Stu and I are so sorry to hear about Marvin passing away. He will surely be missed. Thoughts and prayers are with the family. We are so sorry for your loss.

Ann Turner
7 months ago

I am so sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. I will be keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

Elaine Wynn
7 months ago

I am sorry to hear about Marvin. He will be missed. Our prayers go out to all of his family.

Margaret and Mike Aston
7 months ago

We will certainly miss Marvin. Sending condolences to the family and we will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Mike and Margaret Aston