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William "Bill" Martin, Jr.

November 22, 1923 February 23, 2019
William "Bill" Martin, Jr.
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William “Bill” Martin, Jr., age 95, left this world peacefully on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Danville, VA. He was born November 22, 1923 in Stuart, VA to the late Lois Carter Martin Hatchett and the late William “Willie” S. Martin. He graduated from Schoolfield High School in 1941 prior to going in the US Navy at the age of 17. He spent the next 6 years in service to our country. He then worked for 44 years for Dan River Mills in the sewing room and as an accounting supervisor at Hilton Hall. Mr. Martin was an active member of Stokesland United Methodist Church where he served as choir director for over 30 years. He also attended Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church. Music was an integral part of “Bills” life. He loved singing gospel music and in addition to the church choir, was a member of the Danville Barbershop Chorus. He was also an avid golfer and enjoyed playing at the former Glen Oak course. He also played bridge with the Danville Duplicate Bridge Club and was an active member of the Dan River Retirees Club.

Mr. Martin is survived by a son, Stuart Douglas Martin of Danville, VA; a daughter, Deborah Baranciforte and husband Edward of Valrico, FL; a sister, Linda Winstead and four grandchildren, Richard Searcey, Michael Patrick Martin, Johnathan Martin and Rachel Martin and four great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his first wife, Bertha Gatewood Martin; a son William Alan Martin; a brother, James “Jolly Jim” Martin, his second wife Geraldine Ashworth Martin and a sister, Peggy Anne Martin.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2019 at Norris Funeral Services, Inc., West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, VA 24541 with the Rev. Clyde Deloch officiating. Interment will follow at Greenhill Cemetery, 761 Lee St., Danville, VA, 24540.

The family will receive friends 10:00 a.m. till 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 1, 2019 at Norris Funeral Services, West End Chapel prior to the service.

Bill was a resident at Brightleaf Place for the last two years and we thank them for their care and support. We also thank Prince Charles Care Service and Dean’s Care Service for their personal attention over the past several months.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave. Danville is serving the Martin family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.


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Visitation

Friday

1

Mar

10:00 AM 3/1/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 3/1/2019 11:00:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, VA 24541

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel
511 Church Avenue Danville 24541 VA
United States

Funeral

Friday

1

Mar

11:00 AM 3/1/2019 11:00:00 AM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, VA 24541

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel
511 Church Avenue Danville 24541 VA
United States

Interment

Friday

1

Mar

12:00 PM 3/1/2019 12:00:00 PM
Green Hill Cemetery

761 Lee St.
Danville, VA 24540

Green Hill Cemetery
761 Lee St. Danville 24540 VA
United States
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