Lee Martin, 84, of Shinnston passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at his residence with family by his side. He was born on January 30, 1936 in Clarksburg to the late Clifford Paul Martin and Maxine Michael Barnes.
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He is survived by his sons, Mitchell Lee Martin and his wife Beth of Isaac Creek, WV, Michael Eric Martin and his wife Kathy of Shinnston; sister, Trudy Martin Jones of Bridgeport, brother, Michael H. Barnes and his wife Alexis of Shinnston; sister-in-law, Rose Martin of Barrackville; grandchildren, Eric Tyler Martin of Memphis, TN, Stacy Martin of Baxter, Olivia Martin Whitehair and her husband Isaac of Fairbanks, Alaska, Madi Martin and Michael Martin both of Shinnston; nieces and nephews, Melissa A. Jones of Lake Oswego, Oregon, Shirley Jones Boushell of Cave Creek, Arizona, Raeanna Martin Hudson of Lawrenceville, GA, Joseph Marshal of Barrackville, WV, Gary Martin of Rivesville, WV, Miranda Barnes of Buckhannon, WV, Dee Barnes and her husband Tim of Weston, WV, Mikie Barnes and his wife Shari of Shinnston, WV, and Mitchel Barnes and his wife Jaime of Shinnston, WV; Pam Hotsinpiller of Bridgeport; Terry Hotsinpiller and his wife Brenda of Bridgeport, Dustin Hotsinpiller and his wife Ashley of Bridgeport; cousins, Paul Thomas Smith of Cape Coral, FL, Judy Hawkins Cook of Washington State and special niece LaRea Jones of Flemington, WV.
Along with his parents, Lee was preceded in death by his wife Vivian Stevens Martin, who passed away in 2009; grandparents, Grover Cleveland Michael and Susie R. Murray Michael; brother, Gary Ray Martin; brother-in-law, Dennis R. Jones., nephews, James Hotsinpiller Jr. and Derek Hotsinpiller.
Lee lived his entire life on Gypsy hill. He retired as president of Erwin Supply in Shinnston and had served as junior president at Pittston Coal Company. After retirement he served as City Manager of Shinnston and interim city manager whenever called to do so. He belonged to the Shinnston Community Band from its inception until his health wouldn’t allow it. Lee also was a member of the Shinnston Alumni Assn. and Rifle and Pistol Club of Lumberport, Shinnston Area Development Assn. (SADA) and a lifetime member of the NRA. His hobbies included hunting and fishing and he was a European Sports car enthusiast. He was Baptist by faith.
Friends will be received at Harmer Funeral Home on Sunday March 8, 2020 from 2:00 to 8:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Monday March 9, 2020 at 11:00 am with Pastor Kevin Nuzum officiating.
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A service of Harmer Funeral Home, Shinnston.