Retired UASF Maj. Edward R. "Ed" Martin, 82, of Colonial Heights, passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at McGuire VA Medical Center.
Born in Choctaw, Miss., he was the son of the late Sam B. and Daisy Collins Martin, and was preceded in death by his wife, Irene Murphy Martin. Mr. Martin was a member of Ackerman Baptist Church, the American Legion Post #284, and served as an Air Force pilot during the Korean conflict
. He worked several years on the Capitol Police force and later as an accountant with the State of Virginia. He eventually retired from the state as a hearing officer. He was an Eagle Scout, a committee member for the Robert E. Lee Boy Scout Council Troop #184, and an officer of the Air Force Association in Colonial Heights.
He is survived by his children, Gary A. Martin and wife, Becky Vaughan Martin, of Colonial Heights, David B. Martin of Colonial Heights, Teresa M. Bishop of Colonial Heights, Bruce Martin and wife, Robin Peat Martin, of Chesterfield; grandchildren, Christopher Alan Martin and wife, Antonia, Jason Ray Martin and wife, Carolyn, Dr. Steven E. Bishop and wife, Rachel, Tiffany Lynn Heidenthal and husband, Eric, Joshua Bruce Martin and Cade McHale Martin; four great-grandchildren, Charles Raymond "Charlie" Martin, Elizabeth Jane "Ellie" Bishop, William Edward "Liam" Bishop and Benjamin Thomas Martin.
A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at Southlawn Memorial Park, Prince George, with the Rev. Gary Beaty officiating. The family will receive friends from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Colonial Heights Chapel of the E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory, 2033 Boulevard. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com