Funeral service for James âR.V.â 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 â 8:00 PM Wednesday, April 5th, at Lowe Funeral Home.
James âR.V.â 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 Martinâs 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 âBreckâ 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.