Thomas K. Martin

Thomas Martin

Age 78, Stanley, Va.

Thomas K. Martin, 78, of Stanley, Va., completed his journey on this earth on Sunday, September 6, 2020 at Winchester Medical Center.

He was born the youngest of six children to William Earl Martin and Elva Smelser Martin. He lovingly enjoyed being referred to as the “Spoiled Baby” born on Saturday, February 7, 1942.

On Friday, December 24, 1965, he married Carolyn Good Martin, the love of his life, joined at the hip and soulmate; always referring to the other as “Chum”. 

He was a graduate of Shenandoah High School class of 1961 and a member of Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethren.

Tom was known for his hard work ethic, always wanting to make a dollar.  He loved attending tractor pulls and farm sales. His passion for buying trucks and other vehicles was the start of Martin Truck Sales. He owned and operated Thomas K. Martin Grading & Sodding, co-owner of Riverside Mini Mart and T. Martin Litter.

He loved spending time with his feline friend Pooch. He had a heart bigger almost than his body could contain. Tom never lacked for words or a witty come back, he loved to joke and have people laughing. He would always take the floor and was everybody’s friend. A lifelong Republican he was looking forward to this Presidential Election.

Along with his wife, he is survived by an adoring son, Michael “Todd” Good; two sisters, Io Martin Henderson and Nancy Martin Blakemore; and business partner, Gary L. Cubbage, all of Stanley, VA. He is also survived by two grandsons, Brian Todd Good and wife, Charity, and Michael “Tyler” Good, both of Luray; two great grandsons, Audyn Good and Henley Good, also of Luray. Tom is also survived by and abundance of very dear nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister Mollie Martin; two brothers, William E. “Bill” Martin and J.C. Martin. He is also preceded in death by one grandson, Andrew “Drew” Good.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethren from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

Doug Gochenour and Andy Seastrom will conduct a funeral on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethren at 2 p.m.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may gather at anytime at his sister Nancy’s residence, 3231 Honeyville Rd., Stanley, VA 22851. Memorial Contributions can be made to Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethren.

Arrangements are in the caring hands of the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray, Va.

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