KINGS MOUNTAIN - Tim Martin, 57, of 152 Unity Church Road, passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. A native of Cleveland County, he was born Nov. 17, 1956, son of the late Elmer Clio, Sr. and Mary Kinley Martin.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend. He was a member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church and worked for 25 years at Lithum-FMC in Kings Mountain. He served our country as a proud United States Marine from 1974-1978 and finished as a Corporal; he was a member of The Marine Corps League.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Steven Johnston.
He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Bobbie Baugham Martin of the home; one son, Thomas Martin and wife Stephanie of Kings Mountain; two daughters, Melissa Martin of Bessemer City and Robin Baugham of Bostic; three sisters, Charlotte "Punk" Johnston, Joyce Posey and Shannon Bennick, all of Kings Mountain; one granddaughter, Hayden Martin, whom he lovingly called "HayHay"; and last but not least, his precious dog and companion, Dixie, who loved him beyond words.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain.
Funeral service: 3 p.m. Friday at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church in Kings Mountain.
Officiated by: The Revs. Mickey Pruitt and Charles Fite
Burial: Will immediately follow in the church cemetery with Military Honors
Funeral home: Clay-Barnette Funeral Home of Kings Mountain is serving the family.
Memorials: May be made to Gaston County Hospice, 258 E Garrison Blvd, Gastonia, NC 28054
Online condolences: www.claybarnette.com