Fred Wadsworth Martin
April 14, 1937 – September 25, 2020
"Hard working hands are now at rest." Fred Wadsworth Martin, age 83,passed away on Friday, September 25, 2020 in Texarkana, Texas. He was born on April 14, 1937 in Craighead County, Arkansas to Clifford Foster Martin and Willie Mae Martin. Fred graduated from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin in Odessa, Texas with a Bachelor's Degree in Law Enforcement Management in 1974. He served in the U.S. Air Force from 1956-1960 and the U.S. Air Force Reserve from 1960-1963.
Fred served as a Sergeant for the Dallas Police Department and also as a Sergeant of Transit Police-DART for many years before retiring. In his spare time Fred enjoyed camping, family time at his country home in East Texas and serving the church. Fred served as a deacon , Sunday School teacher and member of the choir for Crestwiew Baptist Church and First Baptist of Urbandale and Fred and Myrna are currently members of Piney Grove Baptist Church.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clifford Foster Martin and Willie Mae Martin and siblings, Robert Martin, Clifford Foster Martin, Jr and Frank Martin.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Myrna Faye Samford Martin; son, Daren Glenn Martin; grandchildren, Cody Lynn Martin, Tori Beth Martin and Alyson Nicole Sanford; siblings, Lottie Vaughn and Dorthy Richburg and a host of extended family members.
A graveside service for Fred will be held Wednesday, September 30, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Laurel Land Memorial Park, 6300 S. R.L. Thornton Frwy., Dallas, Texas 75232 with a visitation from 1:00PM-2:00PM at Laurel Land Funeral Home.
Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Grove-Hill.com for the Martin family.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Fred Wadsworth Martin
September 29, 2020
I have the highest regard for Fred. He is an outstanding man of God. He was a great influence in my life. I know he is living well today. Many sympathies to Myrna, Daren, and the family.
Don & Kathy Hatley
September 27, 2020
Thinking of you on this day. Wishing you peace & comfort. Fred will really be missed. Love in Christ. Don & Kathy