Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home & Elliott-Hamil Garden of Memories Cemetery & Crematory
5701 Highway 277 South, Abilene, TX
George Junior Martin
July 20, 1929 – July 16, 2019
George J. (Junior) Martin, 89, passed away on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at Wisteria Place in Abilene. Visitation will be Friday, July 19 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Elliott-Hamil Funeral Home 5701 US Hwy 277 South. Funeral services will be on Saturday, July 20 at 10:00 am also at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Ben Richey Boys Ranch or your local children's home.
George was born on July 20, 1929 in Frogville, Oklahoma to parents George Oscar and Annie Pearl (Scott) Martin. The family moved to Texas in 1935. He married Emma Maxine Fullwood on December 21, 1952 in Roscoe, Texas.
After attending Highland High School, he served in the United States Air Force and was a heavy equipment operator spending most of his time in Germany. After the service he worked in several industries and various oilfield companies and retired from Mobile Oil Company. Then they moved to Abilene where he spent the rest of his life with his wife of 61 years until her death in 2014. He was a lifelong member of the Church of Christ.
He especially loved being outside with his dogs, Sam and Mandy, and taking care of his yard and pecan trees until he was no longer able.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, his sisters: Printy Rankin, Mary Beth Monroe, Donna Vernon, Sue Nell Noel, brothers: James Martin and John Martin.
Survivors include sons: Davis E. Martin and wife Deloris of Paradise, TX; Richard P. Martin and wife Brenda of Abilene, TX; grandchildren Luke Martin and wife Brandi of Christoval, TX; Brad Martin and wife Jennifer of New Braunfels, TX; Jana Hamby and husband Travis of Justin, TX; great-grandchildren Brilynn and Presley Martin, Chase and Britton Martin, and Brynlee and Bryleigh Hamby.
- Brad Martin, Honorary
- Luke Martin, Honorary
- Travis Hamby, Honorary
- Larry Martin, Honorary
- Don Martin, Honorary
- Visitation Friday, July 19, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 20, 2019
George Junior Martin
July 19, 2019
George was my Mother's next door neighbor for many years on Blackburn Road. I visited with him often there, sharing stories of where he'd lived, things he had done and his adventures with Mattie and Sam. Last year, I renewed our friendship when I ran into him at Wisteria while visiting my in-laws . I'll miss seeing him and his welcoming smile.