C.B. Bryan Martin
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C.B. Bryan Martin
  • September 24, 1924 - January 23, 2018
  • Texas

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C. B. (Claude Bryan) Martin, 93, died Tuesday, January 23, after a bout with
pneumonia.

C. B. was the first son of Claude and Dixie Cromer Martin born September 24, 1924. He
graduated from Lubbock High School, attended Texas Tech, and in 1943 joined the U. S. Navy
as a Seabee (Construction Battalion). He served as a Carpenter's Mate, Second Class. His
Division immediately followed the Marines during the 1944 invasion of Guam and took part in
the liberation of the island.

In 1945, he married Conny McDonald in Lubbock .

C. B. and his brother, Byron, joined their father in the Claude Martin and Sons construction
business. During their time together they built hundreds of structures in the South Plains, including the main fire department station, schools, banks, office buildings as well as private homes. C. B. and Conny traveled extensively all over the world during which time C. B. developed his photography skills while Conny sketched. Later he became a watercolorist himself, and a member of the Geriatric Art Society, known as the GAS Group.

In 2012 C.B. was among the veterans included in the first Honor Flight from Lubbock and the
South Plains.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Conny; parents, Claude and Dixie Martin; sisters-in-law, Betty McDonald Peak and Sammy Anthony McDonald; brothers-in-law, Fred McDonald and Mickey McDonald; and nephew Terry Grantham (Lee Ann Martin).

He is survived by his daughters, Jan Martin Davis of Lubbock, and Jody Martin Rabon (Jim) of Carrollton; grandchildren: Deven Davis Johnson of Sacramento, CA, Caleb Davis of Austin, Natalie Knox Farwell (Chris) of Austin and Daniel Knox of Plano; great-grandchildren Heidi, Leah and Grant Johnson of Sacramento, Dylan Farwell of Austin; brother, Byron (Wanda); sister,Betty Martin Van Ness both of Lubbock; brother-in-law, Craig McDonald (Ann) of Lubbock; and sister-in-law, Susie McDonald of Lorenzo.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Resthaven Funeral Home.

A Memorial Service will be held at Broadway Church of Christ in Lubbock at 11:00 a.m., Friday, January 26, 2018.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to the Children's Home of Lubbock or charity of choice.