William Bennie Martin

September 26, 1921 – September 9, 2013

William Bennie Martin, 91, of Huntsville, passed away Monday. He was at Tut Fann Veterans Home for 17 years.

Mr. Martin was an Army combat Veteran of World War II and Korean War. He retired from Redstone Arsenal.

Surviving are wife of 61 years, Jimmie Thrower Martin, daughter, Denzle (Bill) Nelson, son, Johnny Martin, grandson, Chris (Kelly) Bullington, special niece, Naomi Whitaker, special nephew, Marvin Martin, and several more nieces, nephews and many friends.

He was preceded in death by father, James A. Martin, mother, Jettie Ayers Martin and grandson, Jeremy T. Bullington.  He was the last one of their 11 children.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 12 at 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM at New Hope Funeral Home. A graveside service will follow at Collier Cemetery with Military Honors, Thursday at 1:00 pm with Todd  Oldham officiating.

In Lieu of flowers donation may be made to Collier Cemetery Fund, c/o Marvin Martin, 125 Cherry Tree Rd., Gurley, AL 35748



5 thoughts on “William Bennie Martin

  1. So sorry to hear Uncle Benny passed away just right before his birthday. Was so hoping he would live longer but God knows best and it was his time to go home. We will miss him.

  2. We are so sorry to lose Uncle Bennie, we will miss the visits & phone calls. He always had a story to share with us, He was a loyal & dedicated Veteran who was so proud of his military service to his country. Goodbye to an old soldier who just faded away. We love you.

  3. Im gonna miss you uncle Benny now your with my grandma and i know shes happy you may be gone but you will never be forgotten rest in peace we love you.I was looking at my pictures and found several of you with both of my kids you lived a long life cant wait to see you and my grandparents again

  4. Marvin, so sorry tom hear about the loss of your Uncle. Although I did not know him, he must be a very great person. My heart is always touched when I hear that such a person, as your Uncle, gave so much for the freedom of this Nation. May God bless you and family during your time of grief.

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