William "Butch" Martin
1946 - 2021
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William "Butch" Martin

SALISBURY - William "Butch" Martin died Tuesday Jan. 5, 2021 at Salisbury Rehab and Nursing Center. Born in Salisbury, he was the son of William S. "Reds" Martin and Catherine M. Livingston Martin. He was a 1964 graduate of Wicomico Sr. High School and a 1968 graduate of Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Va. After college, Butch taught school, first in Virginia and then in Mardela, Md.

Working summers in Ocean City, Butch found his true calling- the hospitality business. He was a natural host who always wanted people to be happy and have a good time. He used his gift for teaching to mentor young employees in a light-hearted way.

Butch and his best friend Susan shared 35 years of love and laughter, music, travel, beloved pets, and many good times with friends. He was an organizer of people for fun things like bus trips to Orioles games, fishing trips, vacations, and the Preakness. He was a member of Salisbury Elks Lodge #817 and a devoted fantasy football player.

Butch was a man of integrity and loyalty, kindness and generosity. He will be missed by many.

Butch was preceded in death by his parents; his sister Mary Baker; a niece, Catherine Laprad; and a nephew, David F. Baker, Jr. He is survived by his wife, Susan; stepson Dean Cartwright, of Parkville, Md; niece Rosemary Everton (Michael), of Seaford, De; and several great-nieces and -nephews.

Due to safety concerns, no celebration of his life is planned at this time. Arrangements are in the care of Holloway Funeral Home.




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Published in The Daily Times from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 16, 2021
Butch was such a nice man. I had the pleasure of meeting him and his Wife Sue at Goin' Nuts Cafe'. Such a lovely couple! Butch your kindness and positivity will be missed in our World.
Condolences going out to Sue and Family/Friends. Butch knew so many people through his journey in life.
God bless and see you on the other side one day!
Hugs and prayers for all.

Kay Habig Delmar, De.
Kay Habig
Friend
January 12, 2021
Butch Martin Was Every One Of Those Stated Sentences ! He Was Always Soooo Kind To Me !
He Was A Great Man ,And I Will Always Consider Him To Be A Friend ! May God Bless And Be With All His Family At This Time
Brian Parsons
Friend
January 11, 2021
Butch has been a friend for over 30 years! We shared life at the Sheraton and have remained friends over the years. Especially nice was enjoying Sunday afternoons with Sue and Butch on the Goin’ Nuts patio listening to Bob and Dory Hayman. Butch will be missed!
Susan Megargee
Friend
January 11, 2021
I was very saddened to read about the loss of Butch. We go back MANY years to me getting haircuts in his father's barbershop to me teaching him during his senior year at Wicomico High School. I enjoyed having him as a student. Over the years, we developed a very nice friendship and I always enjoyed seeing him even if for a few minutes. I extend my deepest sympathies to his family and friends. It was really a pleasure to have known Butch over these many years. With deepest sympathies, Tony Sarbanes
Tony Sarbanes
January 9, 2021
Hi Sue,
Have many great and fun memories of Butch and you at the
beach.I have missed you guys ever since you sold the cottage.
God Bless and good health.
Brent (BJ;s)

Brent Curd
Friend
January 9, 2021
Dear Sue so sorry to hear about Butch. He was a GREAT friend for many years. We will miss him so much. Please let us know if we can be of help in any way. Much love Ruan and Jim
Jim and Ruan Harbour
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