Homer ‘Gerald’ Martin


Homer “Gerald” Martin, 95, a resident of Beverly, passed from this life Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at Nella’s at Autumn Lake in Elkins.

Gerald was born Monday, April 26, 1926, in Parsons, a son of the late Thurman Martin and Dessie Moore Martin.

On September 12, 1946, he married the former Buena Mae Bedford, who preceded him in death in 1993.

Left to cherish his memory are three children, Bill Simmons and wife, Sarah, of Elkins, Patty Bennett of Norton and Donald Martin and wife, Sharon, of Beverly; seven grandchildren, Todd, Billy, Johnny, Jimmy, Tammy, Susan and Cassie; and several great- grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death besides his parents and wife were three siblings, Audrey Bedford, Stuart Martin and Thurman Boyd Martin; and one grandson, Gerald “Mack” Martin.

Gerald attended the schools of Randolph County and proudly served his country in the United States Army. For several years he owned Martin’s Sawmill with his two brothers.

At the top of Norton Hill, he owned and operated Martin’s Service Station for 20 years. After moving to Belington, he and his wife, Beuna, worked as paramedics for Barbour County EMS for 14 years. He was a 55-year member of Belington Lodge 125, A.F & A.M. Gerald was a good Christian man who was liked and loved by everyone. He had a great sense of humor and he never knew a stranger.

Visitation will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Gerald’s request will then be honored.

A graveside service will be held at a later date.

The Randolph Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements for Homer Gerald Martin.

Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.