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.