Rev. Loyd Martin, of Cleveland, passed away on Thursday, November 17, 2022, at the Oaks at Scenic View in
Baldwin. He was 87.

Rev. Martin was born on May 22, 1935, to the late Sid and Ellen Martin. He served with honor in the United
States Army. Rev. Martin was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 65 years, Algene Freeman Martin;
brothers, Hugh Martin and Ray Martin; sister, Evelyn Pardue.

Rev. Martin was “Papa Loyd” to all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They all knew how much he
loved and cared for them.

He worked hard all of his life, but his love was being called into the ministry. He often said what an honor it
was that God had that much confidence in him. For 50 years he was a humble servant and the very definition
of a pastor. He was always “on call” and always available to his congregations. He said many times that you
couldn’t “outgive” God. The desire to preach God’s word burned within him even until his last days. He
longed to see his Savior, and as of the past four months, his precious wife. Welcome home thy good and
faithful servant.

Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Cherri and Joe Morrison, Cleveland, GA, Holly and Kerry Smith,
Aubrey, TX, Ginger and Jesse Thomas, Evans, GA; as well as 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; and now
is helping MamaGene in Heaven babysitting Oliver and Grayson. Also, he is survived by his brother and
sister-in-law, Harlan and Regina Martin, Hartwell, GA, brother, Royce Martin, Cleveland; sister, Joyce Pilgrim.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 P.M. Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Chattahoochee Baptist Church.
The Rev. Chris Anderson and the Rev. Lee Cantrell will officiate. Interment will follow in Chattahoochee
Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Martin will lie in state from 1:00 – 2:00 P.M. at Chattahoochee Baptist
Church, prior to the funeral service.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chattahoochee Baptist Church building fund or the Gideon
International Bible Ministry.

To share a memory or to leave an online condolence for the family, please visit

Barrett Funeral Home of Cleveland.