Carroll "Hat" Martin, passed away early Sunday morning, February 23, 2020, at the Carolina’s Medical Center in Charlotte, NC after a long battle against cancer and declining health. Carroll was born in Marion on December 11, 1945 and was one of six children born to the late Isaac B. Martin and Charlie Raye Patton Childers. Carroll served faithfully in the U. S. Army as a sharpshooter in the 317th Engineer Brigade from January 3rd 1967 to January 2 1969. He married Carol Ann Burkett On August 3rd 1968 and they enjoyed 52 years of beautiful marriage. Everyone who knew Carroll called him Hat, a nickname he received from his mother at a young age. Carroll was a hard-working man who spent 50 years in building construction throughout the Carolinas. He helped build countless log homes that gained him a reputation for being an outstanding craftsman in his occupation. He had numerous projects lined up until the day of his death and worked while still battling cancer. He was a loving father and grandfather, as well as an avid NASCAR fan. His family and wife Carol will miss him dearly. In addition to his parents, two brothers, Broadus Martin and Larry Childers preceded him in death.
Surviving are three children, Bobby Ray Martin (Gloria), Billy Isaac Martin, and Joe Edward Martin; four grandchildren, Amelia, Jasmine, Jaxston, and Annily Martin; and four siblings, Doris Woody (Roy), Bobby Martin (Debra), Jimmy Martin (Wanda), Karen Fazio (Steven), Ralph Childers (Brandy), and Crystal Morrow (Jason).
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion with Mr. Jeff Rasnick officiating. The family will receive friends from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Pinnacle United Methodist Church Cemetery. Westmoreland Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.westmorelandfuneralhome.com.
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