Ronald Coleman Martin

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Ronald Coleman Martin, 75, passed away peacefully Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice in Bolivia.
He was born July 6, 1943, in Laurinburg to Coleman Archie and Paula Wyrick Martin.
Ron is survived by his wife, Debbie (Cook); and stepdaughter, Lisa; as well as his first wife, Deborah (Evans); and their children, Kevin Martin (Diana) and Lauren St. Clair (Phillip). He is also survived by one sibling whom he loved dearly, Melba Hughes of Marietta, Ga.; her daughter, Paula; and two adoring grandsons.
Ron was a 1961 graduate of Laurinburg High School where he played sports and
participated in band. After serving four years in the U.S. Coast Guard in New York City, he married and started a family in South Carolina. He worked as a chef in restaurants, in delivery for food companies, and eventually 26 years for the U.S. Post Office. He was part of the original overnight mail service known as "Special Delivery," and held numerous positions including postmaster during his career. Ron continued to serve his country by serving 10 years in the U.S. Army Reserve as well. He was always very hard working, but found time to volunteer in youth sports, restore vintage cars, spend time at the beach, and devotedly support his Atlanta Braves. Everyone will remember Ron for his quick wit, his endearing laugh, and superb sense of humor. He loved good comedy and could always be counted on to lighten the mood in any situation.
At his request, his ashes will be scattered at sea off the coast of North Carolina. Family, friends, and others whose lives Ron touched will be invited to join a celebration of his life in August 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to of America, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601 or www.alz.org



Published in The Brunswick Beacon on Jan. 31, 2019
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