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Tony Preston Martin

December 11, 1940 — January 16, 2022

Tony Preston Martin

Tony Preston Martin, 81, of Rockingham, passed away Sunday, January 16, 2022 at his home.

Mr. Martin was born December 11, 1940 in Gaffney, SC, a son of the late Luke and Vera Parris Martin. He proudly served his country in the US Navy, was a former member and deacon at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church and currently a member of Roberdel Baptist Church. He was the owner and operator of Martin Holdings (formerly Martin Enterprises). In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Charles Martin, Merrill Martin and Coleen Anderson.

Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Martha Diggs Martin; children, Toni Martin McRae, Chris Martin McDonald (Mike), Traci Martin Batson (Clay), Deanna Martin Kimball (Joey) and Preston Scott Martin (Lori); grandchildren, Laura McRae, Ricky McRae, Brian McDonald, Joni McDonald, Brandy Prisk (Corey), Amanda Batson, Carly Batson, Hailey Scott, Addison Martin and Cayden Martin; great grandchildren, Nolan Roberson, Cash Chappell, Ayden Batson, Jayce Prisk, and Leiana Prisk; sister, Marilyn Page and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm Thursday at Roberdel Baptist Church with Rev. Ernie Walters officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Richmond County Memorial Park.

The family will greet friends from 12:45 – 1:45 pm Thursday at the church and at other times at the home.

The family respectfully asks that all attending the service in-person and attending the visitation please wear a mask.

Memorials may be made to AmVets, c/o Johnny Patrick, 304 Freeman Mill Road, Hamlet, NC 28345.

 

 


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