Mr. Bascom Junior Martin, age 68, of Dahlonega passed away Friday, November 8, 2019.
Mr. Martin was born in Hall County on July 18, 1951 to the late Willie Bascom, Sr. and Sarah Ethel Martin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers Cecil Morrison and Joseph “J.D.” Martin, sisters Alice Tomlin, Willie Nell Evans and Sue Maynor.
Mr. Martin served in the United States Army as a cook during the Viet Nam War. He was a loving husband, dad, and loyal friend. Mr. Martin was a family man and he knew the importance of spending time with those he loved. His grandchildren affectionately called him “Papa”. Mr. Martin attended Hope Fellowship Church. His passion was fixing lawnmowers.
Survivors include his wife Kathy Martin, Dahlonega; daughters and sons-in-law Michelle and Paul Phillips, Sugar Hill, Bobbie and Shane Littlefield, Maysville, and Angela and Jeff Pirkle, Dahlonega; son and daughter-in-law Billy and Melanie Martin, Jefferson; sister and brother-in-law Marie and Jimmy Pettis, Gainesville; brothers and sisters-in-law Paul and Deborah Martin, Gainesville, David “Dink” Martin, Dahlonega, and James and April Martin, Gainesville; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, one great-grandchild on the way; several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at the chapel of Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home. The Rev. Donnie Adams will officiate. Interment will follow in Antioch Baptist Church with military honors. The family will receive friends from 4:00 PM to 9:00 PM Monday at the funeral home.
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Anderson-Underwood Funeral Home of Dahlonega