Robert H Martin, Sr., left this world in peace at his home in Blacksburg on June 24, 2021.
Bob was born in Muskogee, Okla. on Feb. 2, 1924.
He was a career employee with Corning Glass, joining the company after serving in the Navy during Work War II. He moved to Blacksburg in 1965 to open the plant, and he worked there in various capacities until his 70’s.
Bob served as the ruling elder and deacon and the treasurer at Northside Presbyterian Church in Blacksburg. He was a strong solid force in financial planning for the church.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jo Martin; his brother Walter V. Martin, Jr.; and his daughter-in-law, Barbara Garland Martin. Survivors include his son, Robert H Martin, Jr., of Blacksburg, four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.
A memorial service is planned for the fall. The family asks that contributions be made to Northside Presbyterian Church in recognition of Bob’s 40 years of service. Arrangements by McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg.