He was born November 19, 1938, in McDowell, the son of Nora Newsome Martin, of Prestonsburg, and the late Sam Martin. He was a construction manager, a member of the Allen Baptist Church, the Wayland Masonic Lodge, the Oleika Shrine, and served on the Floyd County Board of Health, Housing Authority Board.
In addition to his wife, and mother, he is survived by one son, Sam Martin, III, of Martin; one daughter, Violet Elizabeth "Beth" Rowe of Prestonsburg; one brother, Julius C. Martin of Prestonsburg; one sister, Phyllis Grigsby of Minnie; three grandchildren: April Dawn Martin, Celina Elizabeth Rowe, and Robert Dustin Martin Rowe.
Funeral services for Sam Martin Jr., will be conducted Thursday, January 20, at 11 a.m., at the Hall Funeral Home Chapel, in Martin, with Clergyman Arnold Turner Jr., officiating.
Burial will follow in the Lucy Hall Cemetery, at McDowell, under the professional care of the Hall Funeral Home.
Visitation is after 3 p.m., Wednesday, at the funeral home with Masonic services at 7 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Allen Baptist Church building fund, P.O. Box 541, Allen, Ky. 41601.