Mr. Norman Gray Martin, age 73, of Covington, died Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Lewis Gale Hospital, Salem. He was the husband of Wanda L. Martin.
Mr. Martin was born September 20,1947, the son of the late Walter Charles and Janet Morgan Martin.
Mr. Martin served his country in the U.S. Army between 1966-1968 and was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. In his working career, he worked in the power department as a operator for Mead Westvaco and retired after 28 years. Norman was an avid NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt fan. He enjoyed woodworking,camping, four wheeling and most importantly, spending time with his family.
Mr. Martin is survived by his loving wife Wanda Lee Martin of 51 years; his daughters, Heather M. Mann and special friend David Rooklin and Kimberly M. Walker and husband Jesse; grandchildren, Ashley Mann, Jack Mann, Nicholas Mann, Jaxon Walker and Lincoln Walker; sister, Rita Martin of Tennessee; brothers in law, Jackie Lee and Eric Lee ; sister in law, Catherine Rose and husband Jimmy and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his brothers Bill Martin, Eddie Martin, Sammy Martin, Jerry Martin, Freddie Martin and Johnny Martin; sisters, Sue Crawford, Edith Daniel and Vera Showalter; brother in law, William “Billy” Lee; mother in law, Violet Lee and father in law, Russell Lee.
A funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 6, 2020 from the Chapel of Loving Funeral Home with the Rev. Barry Daniel officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Jack Mann, Nicholas Mann, Billy Joe Martin, Roger Walker, Ozzie Hostetter and Curtis Ewing. Honorary Pallbearer will be Jaxon Walker
The family will receive friends on Monday evening from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at Loving Funeral Home.
The family suggests that memorial tributes take the form of contributions to New Hope Baptist Church, 1403 S. Dee St. Covington, Va 24426.
Arrangements are being handled by LovingFuneralHome;www.lovingfuneralhome1913.com.
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