Theodore “Teddy” Martin, one of the most influential members of the Martin family, was unexpectedly called home to be with the Lord Sunday, October 11, 2020.
Also known as “T-bone,” he was born August 23, 1953 in Bluefield, West Virginia. As a young man Teddy had all kinds of aspirations. He attended Job Corps in Corpus Christi, Texas to take up the brick masonry trade. Afterward, he ventured to see what life had for him. He soon started a family early in life and was the father of three children. He traveled to different states learning new things and implementing what he had learned along the way. In hopes of supporting his family, Teddy eventually found himself in Hickory, North Carolina, where he resided for some years. He and his brothers moved seeking employment in the furniture mills of western North Carolina in the 1970s. There he worked various furniture jobs. He eventually get married and fathered two more children before moving to Morristown.
If you knew Teddy then you knew he loved a good western, martial arts, art, his family and, most importantly, music. In his youth Teddy often hosted family gatherings. He demonstrated martial art kicks on family and friends alike. Teddy had a passion for music, he traveled nowhere without it. Teddy was also a sharp dresser. He loved to sport his suits and hats and be surrounded by family and friends while he played his music. If you knew Teddy then you knew he marched to the beat of his own drums but most importantly, you knew Teddy was a very kind, generous, loving man who would give you the best he had to offer.
Teddy is survived by his loving wife, Valerie Gibeson Martin of Bluefield, West Virginia; brothers, Larry Martin of Welch, West Virginia, Marshall Martin of Charleston, West Virginia, and James Martin of Charleston, West Virginia; sister, Debra Martin of Morristown; sons, Terrall Mitchell of Bluefield, West Virginia, Theodore Mitchell of Morristown, and Shariff Martin of Charlotte, North Carolina; daughters, Jacinta Mitchell of Petersburg, Virginia, and Diamond Martin of Hickory, North Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews and grandchildren.
The family will receive friends 1 – 2 p.m., Saturday, October 17 at Dockery-Senter Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 2 p.m.
Arrangements by: Dockery-Senter Funeral Home