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Fred McDuffie Martin

Greenville

Fred McDuffie Martin, 91, of Greenville, joined his Savior, and his best friend, his late wife of 61 years, Chris Martin, on Thursday, June 20, 2013.

A member of Taylors First Baptist Church, Fred was a true gentleman, a man of God, a community servant, and an American Patriot.

He was a graduate of the University of South Carolina, earning a degree in Civil Engineering. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy during World War II where he was a witness to the flag raising at Iwo Jima.

After a 35-year career with J.E. Sirrine Co., Fred retired as Senior Vice President of Operations in 1983, having also served on the Board of Directors for 24 years. Following his retirement, he delighted in serving as a volunteer for Interim Healthcare Hospice, recently earning him the distinction of receiving its only Volunteer Lifetime Achievement Award. Fred loved to be surrounded by his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing, spending time at his Jocassee lake house, Executive Ministries Bible studies, cheering for the Atlanta Braves, and playing Skip-Bo.

Affectionately known as "Big Fred" by his family, he is survived by his four sons and their families, Fred Martin, Jr. and wife, Barbara, of Simpsonville, David Martin and wife, Elaine, of Greenville, Bruce Martin and wife, Cassandra, of Greenville and Alan Martin and wife, Dianne, of Simpsonville; twelve grandchildren; and six great grandchildren. His family rejoices that he has made it home.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, June 23, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Taylors First Baptist Church Chapel with visitation following in the Welcome Center of the church.

The family will be at the residence afterwards.

Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.thomasmcafee.com.

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Published in The Greenville News on June 22, 2013
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