Ancil Leo “Poppie” Martin, 89, husband of Barbara Ann House Martin, passed away Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at his home.
Born on November 25, 1929, in Conway, he was a son of the late Moses Goodwin Martin and the late Addie Pope Martin. Mr. Martin was a member of Screven Baptist Church and the Key Stone Sunday school class. He was a United States Army veteran having served in the Korean Conflict and retired from International Paper Company after 42 years of service. Mr. Martin was a former member of the Moose Lodge and the American Legion. He enjoyed watching Clemson football, the Atlanta Braves and fishing. Mr. Martin had a great love for children, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Barbara House Martin of Georgetown; one daughter, Sheree Steen (Tyson) of Georgetown; four grandchildren, Stacie Prettel of Myrtle Beach, Erica Steen of Georgetown, Erin Steen of Georgetown and Emily Steen of Georgetown; three great grandchildren, Lincoln Cook, Nixon Cook and Carter Cook all of Myrtle Beach; one brother, JT Martin (Miriam) of Georgetown; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son, Andy Martin; one brother, Joe Martin; and one sister, Mary Law.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 PM Thursday, April 11, 2019 at Screven Baptist Church with Rev. Jack Powers and Rev. Kenny Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Pennyroyal Memorial Gardens.
The family will receive friends from 6-8 PM Wednesday at Ridgeway Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to Screven Baptist Church, 2221 South Island Rd. Georgetown, SC 29440
Online condolences may be left at www.ridgewayfh.com
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