Richard Norvell Martin, age 52 of Pulaski and originally from Draper left this world to be with his Heavenly Father on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. Born on July 4, 1967, Richard was preceded in death by his dad, Thomas Leon Martin and a special uncle, Claude “MAC” Arnold of Barren Springs.
Richard graduated Pulaski County High School Class of 1986 where he ran Cross Country and made a lifelong friend in Coach David Wright. Upon graduation he went to work at Xaloy where he gave over 30 dedicated years until End Stage Renal Failure ended that service.
Survivors include his mother, Sarah Arnold Martin of Draper. His wife, Dreama Phillips Martin and daughter, Abigail Dawn of Pulaski. Sisters Rosetta “Rosy” Elliott and spouse Ricky of Altus, OK; Lisa Linkous of Narrows; Diane Johnson of Draper and Karen Dedrick and spouse Earl “Harley” of Draper. A brother, Brian Martin and spouse Angela of Draper. A host of uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, nieces, great nephews and great nieces, and many many friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held Friday, February 7th at 7 pm with family and friends gathering beginning at 5 pm until service to share stories of good times and memories until time of celebration at Draper Valley Pentecostal Holiness Church with Pastors Mike Ingo, Rick Elliott and Brett McCleary.
The family is gathering at the home of his mother at 2504 Forest Hill Drive, Draper.