Martin, Bobby Leon

Posted: Fri 3:27 PM, Jan 11, 2013
Mr. Bobby Leon Martin of Slocomb passed away Friday, January 11, 2013 at Southeast Alabama Medical Center. He was 76.

Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, at Rehobeth Baptist Church with Rev. Travis Free officiating. Burial will follow in Big Creek United Methodist Church Cemetery with Sorrells Funeral Home of Slocomb directing.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Rehobeth Baptist Church “Challenge to Build Fund,” 4444 State Highway 605, Dothan, AL 36301.

Mr. Martin was born on May 1, 1936 in Houston County, AL to the late Grady and Cora B. Martin. He was a 1954 graduate of Rehobeth High School and served in the United States Air Force. He was a member of Rehobeth Baptist Church where he had served as a deacon. Following his military service, Mr. Martin was employed by Hedstrom Union Company, Southern Flooring Distributors and Red Fox Fertilizer. He enjoyed ministering to his family and working on his farm.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two granddaughters, Sara Elizabeth and Sydney Grace Martin; and a sister, Ruth Branton.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Katie Box Martin of Slocomb; two sons: Tim Martin and Brad (Kim) Martin of Slocomb; a daughter: Karen (Joe) Strength of Leesburg, GA; four grandchildren: Cadet Jarred Strength of the United States Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, Justin Strength of Leesburg, GA, Sam Martin and Emma Martin both of Slocomb; a brother: Johnny E. (Evelyn) Martin of Dothan; three sisters: Eloise McLain, Merle Harrell and Sara Dooling all of Dothan; a brother-in-law: Raymond (Martha) Box of Slocomb; several nieces and nephews.

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