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James "R.V." Martin

Funeral service for James “R.V.” Martin, 84, of Alba, is scheduled for 10:00 AM Thursday, April 6, 2017, at Lake Fork Baptist Church with Brother Perry Crisp officiating. A graveside service will follow at 4:00 PM at Woodmen Cemetery in De Kalb, Texas. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 5th, at Lowe Funeral Home.

James “R.V.” Martin was born May 25, 1932 to Raymond and Vera (Griffis) Martin. R.V. served his country proudly in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. In 1986 he moved to Alba from Englewood, Colorado. He was the Safety Director for BF Walker Trucking, a retired DPS officer, and the former owner of Martin’s Fishing Resort. R.V. was also a Mason and a member of Lake Fork Baptist Church.

Mr. Martin passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at his home in Alba.

He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Clovis Hoglan.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 15 years, Sandra Martin of Alba; son, James Martin and wife Sharon of Rowlett; two daughters, Karen Yager of Mineola and Cindy Busby of Mesquite; four stepchildren, Bill Weatherford, Bob Weatherford, Becky Morris, and Brandi Peel; brother, Donald Martin of Fate; two sisters, Ruth Davis of Longview and Edith Jo Wallace of Austin; six grandchildren, Lanie Yager, Jeremy Yager, James “Breck” Martin, Michayla Martin, Tommy Busby, and Jennifer Busby; and numerous nieces, nephews, and extended family.

Serving as pallbearers is James Martin, Matt Yager, Jeremy Yager, Dave Jenkins, Bob Weatherford, and Bill Weatherford.

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Please accept our deepest sympathies in your loss. Good friends are hard to come by and RV will be missed...God bless the family with comfort and peace.....

Sue & Bobby Medders Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

Sandy...so sorry to learn of R V's passing. We lost another good friend. Prayers for God's grace to carry you and the family in this the time.

Hank & Martha (Sisk) Lopez Apr 6 2017 12:00 AM

My prayers are with you all.

Billie Bennett Apr 5 2017 12:00 AM

I met RV at visitation for Dub Weatherford, I wanted to shake his hand and let him know how much I appreciated him for helping take care of Dub until he passed. RV and I had a couple of things in common, we both love gospel music and my little bitty aunt Sandra aka Sandy. I loved RV and was happy to have him in our family. I never heard him complain about anything and even while he was sick he put Sandra first. My prayers to the family, for mourning their loss, adjusting to life without RV in it, Vicky

Vicky Watkins Apr 5 2017 12:00 AM

He will be missed!

Sue Wilhite Apr 5 2017 12:00 AM