Melvin "Pete" Junior Martin

Born: Wed., May 24, 1939
Died: Sun., Oct. 23, 2016


Visitation

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, Thu., Oct. 27, 2016
Location: Goodin-Drum Funeral Home


Funeral Service

1:00 PM Thu., Oct. 27, 2016
Location: Goodin-Drum Funeral Home


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Melvin "Pete" Junior Martin, 77, passed away at his residence after a long illness.  Pete was born May 24, 1939 in Kings Mountain, NC to the late OD and Linney Mae Smith Martin.  He was a long haul truck driver who worked for Cochrane Furniture and other companies through the years.  Pete attended Liberty Baptist Church in Hickory, NC.  He was an avid NASCAR fan.  Ernie Irvin and Kyle Busch were his favorite drivers.
     In addition to his parents, Pete was preceded in death by one son, Michael Allen Martin, three brothers; Howard Martin, Charles Martin, James Martin, and one sister, Betty Dover.
     Pete is survived by his wife, Glenda Jean Elmore Martin, one son, Gary Dale Martin, one daughter, Glenda Ann Rinehardt, seven brothers and sisters; Frances Gale Martin, Frankie Dale Martin, Harry Dean Martin, Rhetta Jane Martin, Barbara Martin, Faye Martin, and Kaye Martin, five grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
     The Martin family will receive friends Thursday October, 27, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at Goodin-Drum Funeral Home in Maiden.  A funeral service will follow at 1:00 pm Thursday October 27, 2016 in the chapel of Goodin-Drum Funeral Home.  Pastor Gene Gouge will officiate.  Interment at Mt. Ruhama Baptist Church Cemetery will follow the service.

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Glenda
   Posted Wed October 26, 2016
My dad was a great dad and I will miss him sooo much

Rita Collins
   Posted Thu October 27, 2016
Hi Miss Glenda:
This is Rita Collins from Liberty Baptist Church.
Mom and I really miss you. Sorry for your loss. But Pete is in Heaven now rejoicing with his Lord. May God give you strength through this time of your sorrow.

Hope Paradise
   Posted Thu October 27, 2016
My Deepest Sympathy. Losing someone you love is so difficult. Sharing cherished memories really helps, but when you feel overwhelmed, when you are hurting or in tears, that is the perfect time to lean on God for help because he really cares for you. God extended a very loving invitation to, "throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you." When you really need someone to talk to, God is letting you know that he is always there for you, listening for your cries for help, ready to help you through whatever it is you are going through. Especially now as the days pass is it importand to have someone to lean on. Isn't is encouraging to know that one is God. I sincerely hope you find these words comforting, and they give you the strength and courage you need to make it through this very challenging time.

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