Christopher Thomas Martin, 38, of Bedford, died Monday, April 29, 2013. He was born in Bedford, on May 10, 1974 a son of Thomas Lee Martin and Savada Tuck Martin of Bedford. Chris was a cattle farmer, loving nature and livestock; he was a true outdoorsman and hunter as well as an athlete. He also loved the Dallas Cowboys. In addition to his parents he is survived by his sisters, Glenda M. Smothers and husband, Aaron; Angie M. Flood and husband, Robert, III; a nephew, Codey Wray Smith; nieces, Miachela, Machenze and Makaia Flood; his maternal grandmother, Mary O. Tuck; great-nephew, Jackson Nicely Smith; his son, Tyler Christopher Martin, his wife, Melissa Schultz Martin, Aunts and Uncles, Frances Martin Dale and husband, Jack; Annette Martin Goad and husband, Robert; Carolyn Williams and husband Charles; Kenneth Jones and wife, Tammy; Vincent (Merty) Tuck; Patty Cassidy; Robert (Robbie) Tuck; Sharon Tuck; numerous cousins, family members and friends; his special angel, Ashleigh. A graveside service was held at 3 pm Sunday, May 5, 2013 at the Martin Family Cemetery, 4508 Headens Bridge Rd. Bedford. Arrangements by Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.