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Family-Placed Death Notice
MARTIN, Bobby Lee BOBBY LEE (BOB) MARTIN Bobby Lee (Bob) Martin, 86, went to be with his Lord on Friday, January 4, 2013. He was born March 1, 1926, the seventh of ten children of Lena Elam and Herman V. Martin. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Eloise; sons Andy and wife Tammy, Lane and wife Sherry; daughters Allyson Leigvold and husband Bjorn, Laurie Peterson and husband Greg; grandchildren Garrett, Karsten, Grayson, Michael, Drew and Haley. He is also survived by sister Betty Sherrod and numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews. He retired at the end of 1989 after 42 years of continuous service with Sinclair, ARCO, BP and Fina Oil Companies. Accepting Christ in early 1949, he joined the Presbyterian Church and was active in various local churches. He served as either Deacon or Elder in each of the local churches where he was a member and was active in Christian Education as both teacher and Sunday School Superintendant. He also served at Presbytery level as a member of Atlanta Presbytery's Christian Education Committee. Throughout the remainder of his life, Bob served in active teaching and servant roles whenever he was upon called in Plano, Texas and McDonough, Georgia. The family will receive visitors at Cannon-Cleveland Funeral home, Tuesday, January 8, 2013, from 2-4pm and 6-8pm. Services will be held at Salem Baptist Church at 2pm, Wednesday, January 9, 2013, with Rev. Dan McKay and Rev. Betty Sherrod officiating. Internment will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the building fund of either Salem Baptist Church, 1724 Decatur Road, McDonough, Georgia 30252, or Faith Presbyterian EPC, 922 Hwy 81 East, Suite 321, McDonough, Georgia 30252; or Alexander Youth Network, 6220 Thermal Road, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28211 (donations also accepted online at www.alexanderyouthnetwork.org).
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Jan. 7, 2013