Edwin B. Martin
Edwin B. Martin
  • August 31, 1920 - June 23, 2017
  • Greenville, South Carolina

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Edwin B. Martin passed away peacefully at home June 23, 2017. Mr. Martin was born in Greenville, S.C. to the late C. B. and Sadie Stowe Martin.

He was the owner and president of Mar-Chem Chemical Company, Inc. for 46 years. Mr. Martin developed anti-static control for the textile industry and had two patents on the anti-static process. He also manufactured industrial cleaning chemicals for business and Industry.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Greenville since 1929. Mr. Martin graduated from North Greenville Academy and attended Furman University. He served in the Unites States Army during World War II in the European theatre.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Barbara Sizemore; daughter, Lyn Martin Dodds; two sons, Edwin B. Martin, Jr. and Roger W. Martin; four grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a sister, Sarah Byron Hubbard of Charleston, S.C.

Graveside services will he held Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 11:00 am at Springwood Cemetery with visitation thirty minutes prior to service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, S.C. 29615, or Open Arms Hospice, 1836 W. Georgia Rd, Simpsonville, S.C. 29680.