Charles Ray Martin

October 29, 1932June 5, 2018

Charles Ray Martin Charles Ray Martin was born in Winnsboro, LA on October 29, 1932, the only son of Homer Caldwell and Laura Katherine Martin. After earning a B.S. in Accounting from LA Tech Charles served as a pilot in the USAF attaining the rank of captain. After his service Charles worked until retirement for the telephone company while raising his family. He is survived by his wife of 62 years and kindergarten sweetheart, Elizabeth Ann Riser Martin; son Ken Martin and wife Linda; daughter Kay Griffith and husband John; grandchildren Alice Fakier and husband Jay; Blake Griffith and wife Catie; Kelsey Gomez and husband Kendall. Charles was also blessed with 6 great-grandchildren, Kate, Beth, Gus, Hudson, Karter, and Lottie. A service celebrating the life of Charles Martin will be held Friday, June 8, 2018 at 11:30am at Christ United Methodist Church, Shreveport, officiated by Rev Mark Goins. Visitation with family will be Thursday, June 7, from 5 – 7pm at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home. A private interment will precede the service. The family requests that in lieu of flowers donations be made to St Jude Childrens Research Hospital or Christ United Methodist Church.


  • Wife of of 62 Years, Ann, Wife
  • Ken Martin and wife Linda, Son
  • Kay Griffith and husband John, Daughter
  • Alicve Fakier and husband Jay, Granddaughter
  • Blake Griffith and wife Catie, Grandson
  • Kelsey Gomez and husband Kendall, Granddaughter
  • Kate, Beth, Gus, Hudson, Karter, and Lottie, Great Grandchildren


  • Visitation Thursday, June 7, 2018
  • Private Graveside Friday, June 8, 2018
  • Celebtation of Life Friday, June 8, 2018

Charles Ray Martin

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Bettye Jean McKemie

July 3, 2018

Ann & family,
At last I am able to see Charlie's obituary....a great tribute to him & his life with you, Ann, & his family. I used to tell him that his smiling face & gentlemanly manner brought in success for MARTIN BROS. !!!! I count being friends with Ann & her family & Charlie as one of the many blessings in my life.
May all your happy memories sustain you, Ann, & your family.
Love & prayers always,
Bettye Jean Tarver McKemie