Bill "Buddy" Martin
April 29, 1934 – January 7, 2020
William “Buddy” Martin, Jr. of Hermitage, Arkansas, passed away on January 7, 2020. He was born in Johnsville, Arkansas on April 29, 1934 to Edgar Charles and Stella Floy Martin.
Bill was married to Dora Stacy Martin for 13 years. Bill worked as an Executive Pilot for Texas A&M University and Hall Oil Company. Bill had a passion for playing guitar, fishing and loved being outdoors.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents and his six siblings. He is survived by his companion of over 20 years, Carol; his five children; five grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and 3 son in laws.
Services will be held at Grand View Funeral Home, 8501 Spencer Highway, Pasadena, Texas 77505 on Monday, January 13, 2020. Visitation is from 1:00pm until 2:00pm with the funeral service following immediately after, at 2:00pm.
- Family Will Receive Friends Monday, January 13, 2020
- Celebration of Life Monday, January 13, 2020
- Laid To Rest Monday, January 13, 2020
Bill "Buddy" Martin
January 16, 2020
I have wonderful memories of this sweet man and especially our Christmas Eve we shared together each year! He always played his guitar and his kids sang with him! It was the sweetest thing ever! I always felt loved around him and I knew he loved me too!! When we were little, me and my sister would sneak into his closet and look around...we can still remember the sweet smell of his clothes :) We love him so much and not a day will pass that we don’t think of him!!
Love you Papaw!
Hudson and Madison called him Poppy and they love him and will miss him just as much!! ❤️❤️
Joe Dan Dry
January 13, 2020
I will always remember the impact he had on us all as kids. There is a celebration in heaven with our loved ones already gone. A great role model for all. Godspeed uncle Buddy
January 11, 2020
I am so sad to hear about Uncle Buddy. My thoughts and prayers to Angie & Shawna. I am sorry that I can’t be at his funeral. My deepest sympathy for y’all & for Carol. Hardest time ever when my dad died & then my mom. My heart is heavy for y’all and all who loved Buddy. But also I know he is celebrating in heaven now with my sweet parents & all the brothers & sisters. May God give y’all His supernatural comfort & peace for each & every day! Love y’all!! 🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️