Richard Martin


Mr. Richard Lee Martin, 72, of Saxis, husband of the late Dixie Lee Martin, passed away on April 5, 2023 in Crisfield, Md.

Born on December 18, 1950, in Nassawadox, he was the son of the late Leslie Martin Sr. and the late Eliza Evans Martin. He was a member of Saxis United Methodist Church. He was a waterman and loved hunting and fishing. Richard was a good husband and father and he worked hard to support his family. He loved his sons with all his heart.

Richard is survived by two sons, Richard Lee Martin II and wife, Lorraine, of Parksley, and Nicholas Adrion Martin and wife, Jaime, of Saxis; a grandson, Jonathan Lee Martin, who he loved with all his heart; a sister, Betsy Potts of Chincoteague; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Other than his parents and wife of 50 years, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Leslie Martin Jr., Bobby Martin, Edwin Martin, Burleigh Martin, Raymond Martin, and Elizabeth Donaway.

A funeral service was held on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 3 p.m. from Saxis United Methodist Church with the Rev. Andy Cobb officiating. Interment followed in the Groton’s Cemetery in Hallwood.

The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Saxis Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 98, Saxis, VA 23427.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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