Martin, Thomas Lee

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Reverend Thomas Lee Martin, 87 of Pearisburg, VA departed this life to sit at the feet of his Lord and Savior on June 8, 2022 with his loving family by his side at Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. Born in Kerns, VA on November 18, 1934, he was a son of the late Jim Mac Martin and Mary Collins Martin.

Rev. Martin lived his life in faithful service to his God. Tom was a graduate of Duke University Seminary and faithful served in various churches in the Holsten Conference of the United Methodist Church. For years, Tom served his country faithfully as a sailor in the United States Navy serving in both Korea and Viet Nam.

In addition to his parents, Tom is preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Virginia Parker Martin; a son, Timothy Parker; daughter, Robin Martin; grandson, Timothy Paul Addison; brothers, JM. Martin Jr, and Bob Martin; and a sister Virginia Irene Jones.

Left to cherish his memory to their hearts are his children, Regina Tabor (Joe) of Pulaski, Venus Parker of Pearisburg, Howard Keith Tabor (Bobbie) of Portsmouth, Winky Addison of Pulaski, and Tina Martin of Pearisburg, VA; grandchildren, Jason Tabor (Jennifer) of Dublin, Angalina Martin (Tony) of Pembroke, Matthew Tabor (Kristina) of Florida, Josh Tabor (Rebecca) of Portsmouth, Ethan Ballard of Pearisburg; and Wendy Myers of Pulaski; and great-grandchildren, Kiersten Martin, Dylan Spencer, Logan Martin, Justin Tabor, Jackson Tabor, Olivia Tabor, Alyssa Tabor, Keira Tabor, Chloe Gusler, and Hayden Myers.

There will be a funeral service conducted on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 3:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel. Funeral Services will conclude at Sunset Memory Gardens in Rich Creek, VA following the service. The family will receive friends at Kendall Funeral Home on Sunday, June 12, 2022 from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. A guestbook is available by visiting The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to serve the Martin Family.