Obituary for Eddie Saunders Martin

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Eddie Saunders Martin, 65, of Barren Springs, passed away with his family by his bedside, after a courageous battle with cancer on Monday, January 23, 2023, at Highland Ridge Health & Rehab. Eddie enjoyed spending time at River Junction and Canoeing with family and friends. He also enjoyed hunting, kayaking the New River, and fishing. Eddie loved nature, the outdoors, and his family. He was preceded in death by his mother, Peggy Ann Hollifield Martin.

Survivors include his wife, Stella Melton; step-son and his wife, David and Erin Melton; step-daughter and her husband, Sandra and Kevin Allen; special great-grandchildren, Jaxon and Remy Keith; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; father and his wife, Buford (Sonny) and Bonnie Martin; sister and brother-in-law, Lu Ann Martin and Gino Chico; step-sisters, Gina W. Clodfelter, and Donna and Bobby Brendle; sisters-in-law, Doris (Jenny) Worrell, and Margaret (Hope) Burton; brothers-in-law, Johnny Bowman and Tommy Bowman; aunts and uncles, Ralph and Pat Hollifield, and Bill and Ramona Burke; niece and her family, Brandi and Kenny Latham, children Ethan and Lillian; best friends, Buddy, Pat and Richard Eller, Kevin Parnell, The Barnes Family, and Bill Gardner; beloved fur babies he adored and loved, Reno, Luna, and Jasper;  and many other family members and friends.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.

The Martin family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford.