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Mr. Raymond Eric Martin, 53, of Temperanceville, passed away Sept. 30, 2021.

Born Feb. 24, 1968, in Nassawadox, he was the son of Annette Linton Martin and the late Raymond Curtis Martin. Eric was a waterman and his passion in life was music. He enjoyed playing the guitar and singing, and was a former member of the Chesapeake Band and the Great Water Band.

Other than his mother, Eric is survived by a daughter, Lauren Martin; wife, Amy Martin; a brother, Brandon Curtis Martin (Julie), of Mears; his grandmother, Kathleen Linton; a brother in-law, David Manseau; nephews, David and Ian Manseau; sister-in-law, Randy Beach; nephews, JR and Christopher Beach; nieces, Jasmine and Keira Beach; mother-in-law, Linda Patterson; uncle, Freddie Linton; aunt, Ellen Linton; uncle, O’Neil Linton; special grandpuppy named Viking that knew him as Pop-Pop; his girlfriend, Donna Calaway, and her mother, Becky Catrell; a brother-in-law, Johnny Catrell; his foster children, Julie Wolfe, and William Finch; numerous cousins; and a special little girl named Starlet, who called him PopPops.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 2 p.m., from the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley with Pastor Bobby Parks officiating. Interment followed in the John W. Taylor Cemetery in Temperanceville.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Saxis Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 98, Saxis, VA 23427.

Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

To sign the guest book online, visit www.thorntonfuneralhome.net
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