Larry Emery Martin Sr., 66


DUNN — Mr. Larry Emery Martin Sr., 66, passed away Thursday, May 19, 2022, at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh from injuries sustained from an automobile accident. Larry was born Dec. 8, 1955, in Reidsville, North Carolina, son of Doris Holbrook.

Larry was preceded in death by his adoptive parents, Gracie and Robert Martin of Erwin.

Larry attended Erwin High School and had worked at Champion in Dunn and was a volunteer firefighter. He was a member of Benson Baptist Church.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather and will be missed by all. He loved his family and friends and also loved writing stories and poems to give to his family, friends and church family.

A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Monday, May 23, 2022, at Skinner & Smith Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Lawrence Powers and the Rev. Cari Willis officiating. Burial will follow at Erwin Memorial Park.

He is survived by his wife, Darlene Tart Martin; son, L.J. Martin Jr of Dunn; stepdaughter, Crystal Blalock and husband David of Benson; brother, Gary Martin and wife Kathy of Erwin; and stepgrandson, Waylon Blalock; and biological siblings, Elaine, Donna, Lawana and Tim.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 3 p.m., prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Larry Martin Jr.


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