Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Boyd Martin, Sr. age 69 of Jefferson, Georgia who entered into rest Thursday, April 11, 2019. Mr. Martin was born in Jefferson, Georgia a son of the late Hugh Bartow Martin and the late Nellie Mae Turpin Martin. Mr. Martin was retired from the Engineering Department of the University of Georgia. In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin is preceded by three sisters, Alviree “Cricket” Fields, Ealviree “Butch” Patterson, and Lilie Mae Grindle. Three brothers, Hugh Arthur “Hugh Boy”, Bill and Charles Martin.
Survivors include his wife of forty eight years, Shirley Hicks Martin of Jefferson, sons, Henry Martin and his wife Felicia of Athens, Brian Martin and Fiance Candy McWatters of Jefferson, daughters, Sherry Hawkes and her husband Michael of Danielsville and Melissa Bond and her husband James of Toccoa. Fifteen grandchildren; Jasmine, Jessica, Blake, Rebecca, Cody, Casadie, Vada, Sabrina, Allison, Brayden, Marissa, Faith, Destiny, Alexis and Madison. Six great grandchildren, Ava Grace, Joel, Jase, Asher, Mariah, Tianna and one on the way, Emma. Mr. Martin was a very talented man and was a devoted husband and father.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Sunday, April 14, 2019 from the Chapel of Evans Funeral Home with Reverend Jimmy “Rodger” Peck officiating with burial to follow in the Woodbine Cemetery. Gentlemen honored as pallbearers are Henry Martin, Brian Martin, Michael Hawkes, James Bond, Blake Martin, Cody Hawkes and Brayden Watkins. The family will receive friends 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 9:00 P.M. Saturday, April 13, 2019 at the funeral home.
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