John William Martin, 77, of Fancy Gap, Va., passed away on Aug. 18, 2014.
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He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Edith Martin.
Survivors include his wife, Diane S. Martin; daughter, Amanda K. Felts; and grandchildren, Brent M. Webb and Channin Felts.
John was a 35 year supporter of his wife's activities at Fancy Gap United Methodist Church and a member of the Bible study at the church.
His hobbies were history, chess, books, movies, football, and especially music. He was a retired Professor of Music at Miami-Dade Community College.
The memorial service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. at Fancy Gap United Methodist Church, 578 Old Appalachian Trail, Fancy Gap, with the Rev. Maria Grimm officiating.
In lieu of flowers, make donations in John's memory to the Civil War Trust, 1140 Professional Ct, Hagerstown, Md. 21740 (www.civilwar.org) or to the Humane Society of the United States, 2100 L. Street, NW, Washington D.C. 20037 www.humanesociety.org.
Online condolences may be left by visiting www.hornefuneralservice.com.
Horne Funeral Home & Crematory are in charge of handling arrangements.
Horne Funeral & Cremation Svc
1300 N Franklin St
Christiansburg, VA 24073-1416
Published in Galax Gazette from Aug. 22 to Aug. 24, 2014