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Obituary for Charles Joseph "Joe" Martin

CHARLES JOSEPH MARTIN, JR., 87 of Forest Hill, MD, died peacefully in his home on Monday, August 29, 2022 with his beloved wife of 52 years, Nancy Louise (Lyons) Martin and his son, Jeffrey at his side. Born on August 15, 1935 at home on the family farm in Forest Hill, he was one of eight children born to the late Charles Joseph Martin and Lilace M. (Vaught) Martin. Joe spent most of his lifetime on the family farm. He worked as a dairy farmer in Forest Hill followed by the Hickory area and finally in Pylesville, MD. After his dairy career ended, he worked 46 years as a construction foreman for Forest Hill Construction beginning December 1, 1970 and retiring on December 31, 2016. He worked with his brother Bob to build and develop the Forest Hill Industrial Airpark.

Joe was known as an avid outdoorsman, loved to hunt, fish, enjoyed gardening and found great satisfaction in cutting and splitting firewood. In addition, he had been a truck farmer and his wife and son would take the vegetables to Baltimore to the market. He loved to read the Baltimore Sun daily and was known to his family and friends as a hardworking man. It was very important to Joe to provide and care for his family.

In conclusion, his son reflected on his father’s life with these words, “If you could put all the work that Joe Martin accomplished in one pile, ten men could not match it.” His dedication to family and love of nature will be missed.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by:
A son, Jeffrey Charles Martin and his companion, Tammy Hillhouse

Two grandchildren – twins; Jacob Charles Martin and James Roland Martin and their mother, Tara Stegen of Wellington, FL

Seven siblings:
Jean Martin Bailey (deceased) and her children: Wilson Bailey, Jr., Brian Bailey and Michael Bailey
June Martin Jones and her children: Janie Cavanaugh, Lynne Walsh and Mark Jones
John Robert Martin, Sr., (deceased) and his wife, Mary and their children: Julie Martin and John Robert Martin, Jr.
Thomas Iredell Martin and his wife, Nancy and their children: Heather Martin, Christy Van Ness and Charles T. Martin
Carolyn Martin Wilson and her children: Martin Kent Wilson and Kelly Wilson Rote

Twin brothers: Samuel Martin with his children: Ryan Martin and Rachel Stargatt and Stephen Martin and his wife, Carol and their son, Steven Martin

Also left to mourn the loss are numerous loving great nieces and great nephews as well as the family of his beloved wife: Mildred Blackburn (Donald) and Don Lyons (Ann Cassilly)

Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Bailey, Bobby Martin, Jeff Martin, Mark Jones, Brad Northcote, Jennifer Somerville, Brian Holbrook and Marty Wilson.

Honorary pallbearers will be Donald Blackburn, Bill Dalton, Douglas Holbrook, Bill Ireland, Don Lyons, Andrew McCarty, Tom, Sam and Steve Martin, Jim Price.