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Thomas “Ed” Edward Martin, 71, of Forest died Monday, January 11, 2021. He was the husband of Judy Glover Martin for over 18 years.

Ed was born October 7, 1949 in Appomattox, Virginia the son of the late Marvin Lynn Martin and Virginia Morris Martin. Ed honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, was a professional electrician by trade and was a past member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his three children: DeWayne Martin, Denise Tolley and her husband Thomas, and Melanie Carter, five grandchildren: Hannah Borders and husband Caleb, Chandler Tolley and wife Brianna, Cohen Martin, Ely Carter-Williamson, and Grayson Tolley, and one sister JoAnne Reddy and husband Michael.

The family will celebrate Ed’s life and receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m., Friday, January 15, 2021 at Tharp Funeral Home Lynchburg. A graveside service will follow with military honors at St. Stephens Baptist Church in Tye River.

In lieu of flowers, donations to charities are preferred.

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Ricky Holbrook

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January 13, 2021

My brother may you rest in peace. Save me a place on the bench next to you until our next ballgame.

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Sheila Coleman

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January 12, 2021

A great man, neighbor and friend who will be greatly missed!! Judy, we are so sorry for your loss! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this sad time.

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Cathy Maddox

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January 12, 2021

So sorry to hear of your loss. Ed was a great man, friendly and a great Volunteer. I worked some Bingos with Ed at the Moose. He was good to work with. You’ll are in my thoughts and prayers. Keep his Memories close to your Heart. R.I.P. ED. You will be missed. God Bless you all

 

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