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Royce Martin

April 24, 1933 ~ May 7, 2018 (age 85)

Virgil Royce Martin, 85, Ringgold, passed away May 7, 2018.  Royce was born April 24, 1933 to the late Virgil Sanley and Allie Beatrice Morgan Martin. He was a retired wholesale building material manager at Hugo Schmidt & Co. He was a member of Ringgold First Baptist Church; he taught Sunday school and sang in the church choir. Royce was a member of the Rotary Club in Brandon, Florida and also a volunteer for AARP. Royce is preceded in death by his son, Wayne Alan Martin.

Survivors are his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Ann Martin; son, David (Heidi) Martin; daughter, Patricia (Reggie) Kirkland; sisters, Harriet Lambert and Mary Alice Bennett; grandchildren, Becky (Mike) Kremkau , Amy (Shayla) Brown, Derek Martin, Hilary (Justin) Cuevas, Dillon Martin; great-grandchildren, Royce and Alice Kremkau and several nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life service will be conducted 2 pm Friday, May 11, 2018 at Ringgold First Baptist Church with Reverend Eric Kennedy officiating.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to a charity of your choosing.

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Visitation will be Thursday, May 10, 2018 from 5-8pm Heritage Funeral Home & Crematory, Battlefield Parkway.

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