Martin, Frank E.

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Frank Elvin Martin, 55 of Floyd passed away Tuesday, March 18, 2014 after a courageous year long battle with cancer. Frankie followed in his father’s footsteps as an experienced repairman of all things electrical, plumbing, heating & air, refrigeration and mechanical. He enjoyed serving his customers and took great pride in his work. He enjoyed the challenge of figuring out how things work. He was a Dale Earnhardt fan and loved Chevrolets. He was a founding member of the Indian Valley Fire & Rescue Station 4 and proud of his time he served with them.

His greatest joys were his “Little One” and “Littlest One” (Cindy & Savannah). He was preceded in death by his parents Elvin & Frances Martin, 11 Aunts & Uncles. He is survived by his daughter Cindy Martin Weaver; granddaughter, Savannah Rose Weaver both of Floyd; son-in-law, Lee Weaver; brothers & sisters-in-law, Paul & Barbara Martin of Floyd, Glenwood & Donna Martin of Christiansburg; sister & brother-in-law, Norma Jean & Edwin Conner of Copper Hill; aunts and uncles Chlonetia & Arlie Thompson, Spud Webb, James & Frances Proffit all of Floyd, Mavin & Jack Steel of North Carolina, Coreen Martin of Christiansburg, Richard & Helen Atkins of Elliston, Margaret Jones of Salem; nieces and nephews, Cecil Martin, Leisa Martin, Tammy Martin-Whorley, Stacy Martin, Sandy Huff, and Teresa Martin; special friend and caregiver, Rhonda Rayburn. Daisy, his potbellied Yorkie. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Gardner Funeral Chapel with the Reverend Roy Turpin officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Cemetery. Friends may call on Friday after 1 p.m. at Gardner Funeral Home where the family will be from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Floyd County Fire Department. Condolences to the family may be made at Arrangements are being handled by Gardner Funeral Home, Floyd VA. (540) 745-2007.