AUGUSTA, Ga. Oliver Martin, Jr, 64, husband of Roberta Moore Martin, entered into rest Friday, April 6, 2012, at the VA Medical Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 16, 2012, at 11:00 AM in the chapel of Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors with Reverend Jacob C. Trowell officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Olive Memorial Gardens. Mr. Martin was born in Thomson, Georgia to the late Oliver and Louise Barnes Martin, Sr.. He was a member of Gethsemane Baptist Church and the American Legion Post #205. He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Vietnam Conflict and was awarded the Purple Heart. He attended Augusta Tech studying Culinary Art and was a skilled fisherman which was his passion. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his brothers, Willie and Robert Martin. In addition to his wife he is survived by his son, Tony Martin and his wife Yolanda; daughter, Tammy Meyers and her husband Patrick; sisters, Mary Bounds and her husband Jim, Georgette Williams and Gwendolyn Martin; devoted grandson, Veshaun Martin; eleven grandchildren and seventeen great-grandchildren. Chance & Hydrick Funeral Directors, 2502 Richmond Hill Rd., Augusta, GA 30906. www.chanceandhydrick.com
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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on Apr. 15, 2012