Billy Franklin Martin
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Billy Franklin Martin
  • February 6, 1936 - December 25, 2016
  • Front Royal, Virginia

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Billy Franklin Martin, age 80, of Front Royal passed away on Sunday, December 25, 2016 at Heritage Hall Nursing Home in Front Royal.

Services will be held Friday, December 30, 2016 at 1:00p.m. at Turner-Robertshaw Funeral Home, with Pastor Steve Guizar presiding. Entombment will follow at Shenandoah Memorial Park. The family will greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 29, 2016 at the funeral home.

Mr. Martin was born in Leesburg on February 6, 1936, a son of the late Clarence and Lydia Lester Martin. He worked as a driver for Dayton Transport. He served his country as a member of the Marine Corps. He was a loving husband, son, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a founding member of the Church of the Nazarene of Front Royal. He enjoyed painting bird houses.

Mr. Martin is survived by his sons, Tim Martin and Michael "Tony" Martin of Front Royal, and Darrell Martin of Sterling; and five grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lydia Martin; his wife of 50 years, Helena Martin; his son, Billy, Jr.; and his brothers and sisters.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.turnerrobertshaw.com.