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Richard Wright Martin

October 16, 1942 ~ February 3, 2018 (age 75)

Heaven received a special child of God and very Proud Marine Feb 3 when Dick Martin went to his eternal home surrounded by his loving Family and Friends.

Born in Alexander County to Ralph and Hilda Martin he became a Husband a loving Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Marine and Friend to everyone who ever had the pleasure of knowing him.

Dick was predeceased by a Sister Barbara Sharpe and Sons Dennis Klonoski, Brad Shaver and Granddaughter Madison Shaver.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife Pat, and Brother Bill Martin (Nancy); daughters Lisa Schafer, Wendi Anthony, Misti Murray and Shane Sparks (Joey) Sons Mike and Kenny Klonoski and Chad Shaver.

Grandchildren. Chris Klonoski (Callista), Jessica and Bekah Schafer, Brenden and Taylor Anthony, Brittani and Brooke Murray, Devin Haire, Peyton Sparks, Josh Shaver. Great Grandchild Zachary Klonoski.  A very special young man to Dick, Tanner Brown Sigmon.  Also surviving is the Mother of seven of his children, Carolyn Saunders.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8pm Wednesday at Nicholson Funeral Home 135 E. Front St. Services will be held at 1:00pm Thursday at Front Street Baptist Church, 1403 W. Front St. Statesville, NC. Burial with full Military Honors will follow the service at Iredell Memorial Gardens.

The Family requests in lieu of flowers make contributions to McLeod Hospice, PO Box 10055, Florence, SC 29502 or Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat, 1405 Poinsette Street, North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582 or to the charity of your choice.

Online condolences can be made to the family at and Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the Martin family.



Donations may be made to:

McLeod Hospice
P.O. Box 10055, Florence SC 29502

Myrtle Beach Christian Retreat
1405 Poinsette St., North Myrtle Beach SC 29582

Charity Of The Donor's Choice

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