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Curtis Martin of Elk Park, passed away at his residence on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018. He was a native of Philadelphia, PA, a son of the late William E. and Marion C. Martin. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Marian Faust of Spring Valley, CA. Curtis was a World War II Veteran having served in the US Navy from 1943 - 1946 on the USS Langley. He was a member of Heaton Christian Church. Curtis was retired from the NC Department of Corrections after 30 years of service.
Curtis is survived by his wife of 71 years, Mary Evelyn (Ellis) Martin; son, Kenneth Martin and wife, Keitha, of Bristol, TN; daughter, Lynn Ann Beam and husband, Bobby, of Roan Mtn., TN; two granddaughters: Lyndsey (Beam) Newnam and husband, Samuel, of Apex, NC and Leah (Beam) Jones and husband, Bond, of Knoxville, TN.
Graveside services will be held at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 14th in Elk Park Cemetery. Pastor Paul Cole will officiate.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Medi-Home Hospice at PO Box 1357, Newland, NC 28657 or to White Fields Ministries c/o Zane and Lori Darnell, PO Box 1089, Joplin, MO 64802-1089.