William "Billy" Martin

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Mr. William "Billy" Martin
AIKEN, SC - William Henry "Billy" Martin, 85, of Aiken SC, beloved husband of 63 years to Mrs. Patricia "Pat" Haskell Martin, entered into rest on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.
Born in Barnwell County, South Carolina and a resident of Aiken County SC for the past 57 years, he was the only child of the late Chomet S. Martin and Annie Darnell Martin. As a young man who graduated from Williston-Elko High School, he was an Eagle Scout and performed numerous acts of service all his many years on Earth. He entered Clemson A&M College in 1949 and was called to military service by the U. S. Army in 1953 during the Korean War.
He married Pat August 1, 1953 and had three children, Kathryn, Marty and Joy. In 1960 they moved to Aiken County SC where he enjoyed a successful career in building supply sales - at B&B Lumber Company, Montgomery-Crawford, Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Wickes, and Howard Lumber Company. He also worked at Hatcher Funeral Home in his off time, helping others in their most critical times of need.
Never a stranger he had numerous friends throughout the years, many through his civic activities and his church. Always thinking of others and how he might be of help, he had many extracurricular activities and could be counted on for lots of fun. The Daytona 500 was his favorite, second only to cheering for his Clemson Tigers, yet he looked forward each week to his reading time with his Good News students at Clearwater Elementary School and his daily routine of exercise with his Silver Sneakers friends at the Odell Weeks Center.
In addition to his wife and parents, his family also included his children - Kathryn Rebecca Martin (Buddy Werts) of North Augusta SC, William Henry "Marty" Martin, Jr. (Kim) of Aiken SC, and Patricia Joyce "Joy" Stephenson (Michael) of Graniteville SC. and five grandsons - Jason Alexander Stroup (Meredith McGee) of Savannah; John Adam Stroup of Grovetown GA; Thomas Andrew "Drew" Martin (Abby) of Atlanta; Ryan Scott Martin
(Allison Kays) of Marina del Ray, California and Zachery Michael Long of Graniteville, SC.
In honor of his commitment to service, his love of others and his dedication to God, we celebrate his life and strive to emulate his journey on this side of Heaven. Visitation services will be held Saturday, March 4 from 1-3pm at Lakeside Baptist Church, US Highway 1, Clearwater SC, followed by a Celebration of Life at Lakeside Baptist Church beginning at 3pm. A private burial service will follow immediately after the services.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to: Lakeside Baptist Church, US Highway #1 Aiken-Augusta Highway, P. O. Box 1730, Clearwater SC 29822.
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Hatcher Funeral Home
3464 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Langley, SC 29834
803-593-8778
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Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Mar. 3, 2017
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