Funeral services for Charles Homer Martin, Sr., 72, of Sweetwater, will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2011, at McCoy Chapel of Memories with Mike Sells officiating. Interment will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery under the direction of McCoy Funeral Home.
A visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at McCoy Funeral Home.
Martin died Thursday, Feb. 3, 2011, in Lubbock.
He was born March 9, 1938, in Fort Worth. He married Loretta Hennington on April 16, 1982, in Sweetwater. He grew up Pentecostal and was a truck driver for over 40 years and enjoyed boating. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and loved being a family man.
Survivors include his wife, Loretta Martin of Sweetwater; two daughters, Brenda Ramey and husband Keith of Sweetwater and Darla Jones and husband Wayne, Jr. of Sweetwater; one son, Charles H. “Chuck” Martin, Jr. and wife Trish of Sweetwater; five step children, Joetta Cline and husband Phil of Oklahoma, Trena Bryant and husband Jesse of Arkansas, Patricia Popejoy of Sweetwater, Vanessa Popejoy and husband Russell of Sweetwater and Willie Popejoy of San Angelo; four sisters, Virginia Conatser of Waco, Carolyn Goldman of Waxahachie, Dorothy Austin of Irving and Mary Clark of Bella Vista, Ark.; two brothers, Billy Martin and wife Linda of Springwood and Troy Martin of Greenville, S.C.; 19 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, one sister; and one great-grandson.
Pallbearers will be his nephews, Stanley Keeling, Kelly Martin, Steve Martin, Mike Martin, Kenny Martin and Virgil Martin, Jr.