Lester 'Gene' Martin
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MT. ULLA - Lester Eugene "Gene" Martin, 69, of Mt. Ulla, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, at Novant Health Regional Medical Center.
He was born Feb. 27, 1944 in Iredell County to the late Smiley Wilson Martin and Mary Alexander Martin.
Gene was a machinist for Textile Design for 42 years. He enjoyed hunting and was a former member of South Iredell Hunt Club. He was a member of Shearer Presbyterian Church.
He was also preceded in death by a brother, Edwin Wilson Martin.
Gene is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Hart Martin; son, Darin Eugene Martin & wife, Mechelle, of Mt. Ulla; daughter, Gina Martin Compton & husband, Craig, of Mt. Ulla; brothers, John Martin & wife, Jean, of Troutman, Al Martin & wife, Kathy, of Mt. Ulla; grandchildren, Logan & Samuel Baker, Ethan, Abby and Wyatt Martin; nieces, Lori Christy and Susan Stutts; nephew Brian Martin and many special friends and relatives.
Visitation and Services: Services for Gene will be held Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at 2 p.m. at Shearer Presbyterian Church with Dr. Stephen Stout officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Shearer Presbyterian Church, 684 Presbyterian Rd., Mooresville, NC 28115.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Martin family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home
494 E. PLAZA DRIVE HWY 150
Mooresville, NC 28115-0977
Published in Salisbury Post on Feb. 17, 2014