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Richard James Martin

November 7, 1934March 17, 2020
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Richard James Martin passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan, daughters Laura Parganas (Evan), Susan Hissong, Patty Noland (Tracy), Tracy Snipes (Chuck) and son Daniel Martin as well as his 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, his brother Jay Martin (Marilyn) and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary Martin and brothers Mills and Don Martin. Richard more affectionally known as Dick or Bompa was born is Lake Forest, Illinois on November 7, 1934. As a young man he served in the army and attended Christian Brothers University. Dick was employed by Exxon as a gas maker (that’s what his granddaughter Lauren said anyway) for 30 years, it was that work that brought him to Memphis, TN. He was an avid golfer, often volunteering at the Fed Ex St. Jude Classic; a Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan, a lover of pistachios and the best husband, dad, Bompa and friend you could ever ask for. He rarely had a frown on his face, always had a new made-up word to share and a horse bite to give your knee. The hole he has left in our world will never be filled, but his family smiles knowing that he is playing the best golf ever and watching over us like only he could. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Family Funeral Care. A Mass Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 11:00 – 12:00 followed by a Committal Service at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 2:00pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FamilyFuneralMemphis.com for the Martin family.

  • FAMILY

  • Joan Martin, Wife of 58 years
  • Laura Parganas (Evan), Susan Hissong, Patty Noland (Tracy), Tracy Snipes (Chuck), Daughters
  • Daniel Martin, Son
  • Jay Martin (Marilyn), Brother
  • Samuel and Mary Martin, Parents (deceased)
  • Mills and Don Martin, Brothers (deceased)
  • He also leaves 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews to cherish his memory.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, September 15, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

  • Committal Service

    Thursday, September 16, 2021

Memories

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Chris Quinlan

September 15, 2021

Keeping a good thought for all of you today and always. I have nothing but fond memories of uncle Dick. From being my sponsor at confirmation to playing, watching and talking golf through the years. His presence in our lives was a gift. Until we meet again.

Chris

Paula Lester, Martin

March 23, 2020

Rest In Peace Uncle Dick. Love you truly. Will cherish the memories. Enjoyed our visits to Tunica. Will always remember our time dancing at the family reunions.

Di Fleming

March 22, 2020

I will miss you so my dear Uncle. I am glad you are at peace and with your heavenly family and friends. Will never forget our times together. Love you always Doobs❤️☘️🙏🏻😢

Laura Martin

March 22, 2020

Joan, Dan and girls

Please know that I loved Dick very much. He was like a dad to me during those years. I'm so sorry for you loss and you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Love, Laura

Kelsey Martin

March 22, 2020

I will love you and miss you forever, bompa

Mark DuBoise

March 22, 2020

Joan, Dan, Laura, Susan, Patty and Tracy-
I have many memories of your dad over the years, he was a great father, supported his family, supported me in my early years, loved his family, a great golfer- just wanted all of you to know that we will be praying for comfort and peace - love to all- Mark and Linda

Theresa Broniarczyk

March 22, 2020

Uncle Dick AKA Fuzz was one of a kind!!! One of fondest memories is when I stayed with him and his family for the whole summer. Going to Tracey's softball games with him and him explaining to me the different southern words that they used. I learned a lot that summer! Playing catch with him and card games! I will miss you alot! I wish I could have visited recently! Love you!!!

Joy Moss

March 22, 2020

Joan, Laura, Lauren and Family
So sad to learn of Dick's passing. Please know that each of you are in my thoughts and prayers. May our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, be with you during this difficult time.

In deepest sympathy,
Love,
Joy

Loy Aiken

March 22, 2020

Lauren, Laura, Joan and Family
Please know that you and all of the family are in my thoughts and prayers. Mr. Martin is in a better place now and has no more sickness. He is being taken care of by our Lord. How wonderful for him. Remember all of your wonderful, beautiful memories and smile when you think of them.
I love you all so much,

Love
Loy

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Biography

Richard James Martin passed away Tuesday, March 17, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Joan, daughters Laura Parganas (Evan), Susan Hissong, Patty Noland (Tracy), Tracy Snipes (Chuck) and son Daniel Martin as well as his 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, his brother Jay Martin (Marilyn) and numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Mary Martin and brothers Mills and Don Martin. Richard more affectionally known as Dick or Bompa was born is Lake Forest, Illinois on November 7, 1934. As a young man he served in the army and attended Christian Brothers University. Dick was employed by Exxon as a gas maker (that’s what his granddaughter Lauren said anyway) for 30 years, it was that work that brought him to Memphis, TN. He was an avid golfer, often volunteering at the Fed Ex St. Jude Classic; a Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan, a lover of pistachios and the best husband, dad, Bompa and friend you could ever ask for. He rarely had a frown on his face, always had a new made-up word to share and a horse bite to give your knee. The hole he has left in our world will never be filled, but his family smiles knowing that he is playing the best golf ever and watching over us like only he could. Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 15, 2021 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Family Funeral Care. A Mass Christian Burial will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church Thursday, September 16, 2021 from 11:00 – 12:00 followed by a Committal Service at the West Tennessee Veterans Cemetery at 2:00pm.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.FamilyFuneralMemphis.com for the Martin family.