Dennis George Martin

March 3, 1949March 14, 2013
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Dennis George Martin, 64, of Lenoir passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Mercy Hospital in Charlotte following a brief illness.

Mr. Martin was born in Cleveland County to Mr. George F. Martin of Shelby and the late Kathryn Queen Martin. He graduated from Shelby High School in 1967 and was a star quarterback. He also attended Gardner-Webb College and Central Piedmont Community College. He loved spending time with his family and his only grandson Lawson and was an avid golfer. He was a proud veteran of the U. S. Army serving in Vietnam and was a Sales Representative for Ross Windows of Morganton.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Diane Suddreth Martin of the home; his daughter, Jessica Lynn-Lee Martin Wilson and her husband Charles Andrew of Sawmills and their son, Lawson Dewey Wilson; his brothers, Marcus Martin and wife Susie, and Roger Martin and wife Susan, both of Shelby; 2 nieces, Jennifer and Katie Martin and 2 nephews, Matthew and Benjamin Martin.

The family will have an informal visitation Monday, March 18, 2013 at Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

The family respectfully requests that memorials be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645 or to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Pendry’s Lenoir Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Dennis George Martin.

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  • Visitation Monday, March 18, 2013

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Henry and Jackie Weathers

March 19, 2013

Dear George,Roger and families,
All of you are and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. We are sad for your loss.
May God bless each of you, heal your pain and may you have wonderful memories that bring you smiles and happy thoughts.
Henry and Jacie Weathers

Keith Dedmond

March 19, 2013

Martin family, I'm so sorry about Dennis' death. He was a best friend to me from Graham School thru SHS and beyond. So any great memories growing up together. I'm saddened that the years went by so fast and I wasn't able to see him more often. It's a sad day for our class of 1967.

Kimberly Tolbert Stanbury

March 18, 2013

Thinking of the family. So sorry to hear of Dennis's passing.

Susan Church

March 18, 2013

Jessica and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I want to let you know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. We love you and will always be here for you. Susan Church and the surgery personnel.

Connie Klinger

March 18, 2013

Jessica, I am so sorry for the loss of your father. You are in my thoughts an prayers. If you ever need someone to talk to you know my door is always open to you.
Connie Klinger

Doyle Neason

March 18, 2013

To the entire Martin Family, I am so sorry to hear of Dennis passing. I have always admired your family and have remained friends with Roger and Marcus since I was young. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Byard Bost

March 18, 2013

Roger, George and Marcus,
So sad to hear of yet another loss to your family. Although I didn't know Dennis very well, he was from such excellent stock. Prayers and thoughts out to the entire extended Martin family.

Barbara Robison

March 18, 2013

e and Jessica sorry for your lose your all are in our prayers and thoughts
God love You All
Barbara, Kenneth,Christopher, Megan and Kimberly Robison

Earle Bass

March 18, 2013

The Bass Family is so sorry to hear of Dennis passing.To the Martin Family we send all our love and prayers that your sadness may be lessened when we think about all the good Dennis did with his life.
Love and prayers;
Earle & Jeanne Bass

Jessica Wilson

March 17, 2013

Daddy, I Love You Very Much. Always Have; Always Will. Love, Jessie