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Elliott Sons Funeral Home

2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta, GA

OBITUARY

Henry Elihu Martin

January 23, 1930August 26, 2020

Henry Elihu Martin, a retired army veteran and resident of Augusta, Ga, died on Wednesday, August 26, 2020 at the age of 90. Henry is survived by his wife Esther Martin of Augusta, GA; his three sons Michael Merriweather of Chattanooga, TN; Michael Martin of Augusta, GA; Stephen (Rosa) Martin of Augusta, GA and a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren. Henry was born in Detroit, Michigan on January 23, 1930 to Robert and Mabel Lee (Scotten) Martin. While in high school he delivered mail for Western Union. Before completing his fourth year of high school, he joined the military. During his 21 years he served two tours during the Korean War and one tour in the Vietnam War. After his military retirement in November 1968, Henry immediately found work at the Department of Justice where he remained for 17 years. Henry united in holy matrimony to Gertrude Martin of Fort Riley, Kansas and lost his first wife after one year. He then married and divorced Sadie Martin of McAlester, Oklahoma. Later he married Esther Martin of Augusta, GA and remained married until his death. Henry was an exceptional provider, devoted father, and friend. He was a spiritual man who served as a deacon at Augusta First Seven-Day Adventist Church on Wheeler Road. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him. Funeral services will be scheduled for 1:00p.m. on Saturday, September 12,2020 at Elliot Sons Funeral Home, 2524 Lumpkin Road, Augusta. Send memorial donations in lieu of flowers to UNCF or AMVETS Scholarship in memory of Henry E. Martin

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