21 June, 1957 – 11 January, 2021
Dennis Martin, age 63, of Columbus, Georgia passed away on Monday, January 11, 2021. At this time, due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no services.
Dennis was born June 21, 1957 in Washington, D.C. His family moved to Columbus where he was raised and he graduated from Kendrick High School in 1976. In 1976, Dennis met the love of his life, Leslie Drake and they were married in 1978. They were married for 43 years and 43 more years would not have been enough. Dennis was one of the good guys, a guy that often put others' needs before his own. He was kind, a guy that was dedicated to his family, and loved his Savior Jesus Christ with all of his heart, mind, and soul. He took time to recognize and enjoy the little things in life: a smile to brighten someone’s day, teaching his daughter’s how to fish, and recognizing someone in need and being generous with his time or resources to show them Christ-like love. Dennis understood faith, the importance of exercising it and trusting in the Lord. He lived his life in such a way that people knew he had faith and he led by example and taught others, including his grandchildren about the importance of faith. He had a passion for music and could often be found listening to it or strumming one of his beloved guitars along to his favorite songs. He also sang and worshiped in the praise band at Grace Community Church in Frederick, MD where he was a member. Dennis loved to laugh and he had the most wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed being able to laugh and joke with his sister Wanda the most. He liked coin collecting, his racecar track, and he always found time each day to read his bible. What Dennis truly loved was his family and the time he spent with them. He cherished his wife Leslie, his daughters, Jamie and Sarah, and their families, especially his grandchildren.
Dennis is preceded in death by: his parents Pauline Elizabeth and Clinton Lloyd Martin; his younger brother, Jerry Allen Martin; and older brothers, Lloyd and Lamar Martin.
Survivors include: his wife, Leslie G. Martin; his daughters, Jamie (Brian) Hurst, Sarah (Michael) Corder; he also leaves behind his seven beautiful grandchildren whom he loved with all his heart: Brendan, Kelsey, Jocelyn, Avery, Nathan, Evan and William; his sister Wanda and wife Linda; older brother Harvey; numerous brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends of the family that will cherish his memory. Not to be left out, he was grateful for his little dachshunds that brightened his life, Stanley and Pickles.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.shcolumbus.com for the Martin family.
There will be a private family gathering to honor Dennis.
Saturday, 16 January , 2021
There will be no visitation or service at this time due to COVID 19 restrictions.
January 20, 2021
Dear Martin Family,
We were so sad to learn of Dennis' passing. We remember you all with great fondness and pray that the peace of Christ will fill your hearts at this sad time. Thanks be to God that we know the love, forgiveness and grace of our Lord, and having accepted Him as Savior, we will all be together again one glorious day.
Tim and Jenni Allnutt
January 19, 2021
I'm both saddened and joyful to hear of Dennis's passing. We worked together for a brief time at Antietam Automotive 33 years ago now. I was trying to figure out what God was doing in my life and meeting Dennis was one of the greatest blessings I could've asked for. He was such an honest, friendly and upbeat person. God moved in his life in a special way that year and I had the privilege as a young man of watching him grow in his faith. Glory to God for the power of a changed life. I pray for peace and comfort as you grieve his absence. I look forward to that day when we will be reunited on the other side.
Nelson & Gale Tassin
January 16, 2021
RIP Cousin Dennis🎆
A beautiful soul, full of Love and Faith. Prayers and fond memories are in our hearts & cherished by his family and friends always. Our heartfelt condolences to all who knew him especially his wife, daughters, grandchildren and siblings. Prayers, Love & Healing Hugs
January 16, 2021
I am so sorry for the loss of your sweet Husband Dennis. I remember calling him Denny all the time. He will always live in your Heart leslie and he is now with the Lord. I am thinking about you and your family today and always. I love you Leslie and just remember how giving and caring Denny was and he did give out big ole Bear Hugs to everyone he met. All my love.Beverly.
January 15, 2021
Dennis was not only my cuz he was a great friend.I remember years ago as a kid , dennis and wanda had a old camper in the yard and we used it as our club house. Memories of him will alway be cherished. RIP, until we meet again. Your in the lords house now.
January 14, 2021
I want to express my deep sorrow at the passing of my old friend from Kendrick High Dennis. He always kept me laughing & made easier to come to school every day . I reconnected with him in recent years on Facebook but have not seen him since high school . My love & thoughts are with Leslie & the entire family. Dennis was a very special person.
January 14, 2021
I am so sorry for the loss of Dennis. He loved you all so much. He loved to talk about his love-Leslie, his beautiful girls- Jamie and Sarah, and his sweet grandchildren. I know he is looking down on you all and so proud of each of you. One thing I will always remember about Dennis is that he gave great hugs. Dennis had Jesus in his heart and when he hugged you, you could feel Jesus in those hugs. He always welcomed me with a smile and a hug. I pray you all find comfort knowing he is with Jesus walking the streets of gold. Love you all, Angie
January 14, 2021
I am so sorry for your unimaginable loss. I will always remember your dad as someone who was kind, funny, and generous. His spirit lives on in you, the daughters he raised to be just like him. Wishing your whole family love and comfort in this difficult time, and may he walk with you forever in your hearts.