WEST STEWARTSTOWN - Mr. William John "Bill" Martin Jr., 90, of West Stewartstown and formerly of Clarksville, died Friday, June 27, 2014, at his home.Bill was born on July 27, 1923, in Beverly, Mass., the son of the late William and Viola (Foster) Martin.Bill served in various capacities in his full life. He served honorably in the U.S. Army as a corporal in the 322nd Fighter Control Squadron during World War II. He also served in various positions at General Electric Company, both in Lynn, Mass., and Hooksett, and he obtained three patents for certain inventions. His interests were very broad and included engineering, ham radio, chemistry, P51 Mustangs and electricity. He also was a servant of the Lord in various churches, most recently in the Community Baptist Church in Colebrook, doing fix-it jobs that frequently were needed, as well as serving as a deacon. He was a committed believer in the Lord Jesus Christ as his Savior, and fully believed that he is in heaven today because of Jesus' death on the cross for his sins and Jesus' resurrection from the dead to give him eternal life.Bill is survived by his five children, William Martin III and his wife, Pat, of West Stewartstown, Frances Martin of Bristol, Lillian Emerson and her husband, Ray, of Franklin, David Martin of Lakeport, and Philip Martin of Bristol; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.He is preceded in death by his wife of 54 years, Ruth (Amero) Martin; and his six siblings, Barbara Campbell, Louise Storm, Pearl Nichols, Warren Martin, Reggie Martin and Mary Andrews Melia.
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services: Calling hours will be held Thursday, July 3, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home in Colebrook, followed by a funeral service at 2 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church. Burial, with military honors, will immediately follow at Young Cemetery on Rt. 145 in Clarksville. Pastor Justin Weberg will officiate.Expressions of sympathy in memory of Mr. Martin may be made to a
.Condolences may be offered by going to www.jenkinsnewman.com.
Jenkins & Newman Funeral Home
103 Main Street Colebrook, NH 03576
Published in Union Leader on June 29, 2014