It is with great sadness that the family of Charles L. “Chuck” Martin, 77, of Warrenton, announce that he passed away peacefully on July 31, 2020, at the Adler Hospice Inpatient Center in Aldie.
Chuck was born December 23, 1942, in Washington, D.C. He was predeceased by his mother, Margaret Fisher Martin; his father, Harry L. Martin;’ his stepfather, Roger W. Newman, and a granddaughter, Danielle Mae Burmeister.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 13 years, Carolyn Martin; his sister, Jerry Theo of Las Vegas; his eight children, Michelle Martin of Clear Spring, Md., Tracy Durkin (Jared) of Warrenton, Allison Christian (Wink) of Rixeyville, Dwayne Higdon (Julie) of Rixeyville, Paulette Mann (Justin) of Spotsylvania, Kelly Burmeister (Rob) of Woodbridge, Erik Martin (Amanda) of Caroline, and Alex Martin (Jill) of Fredericksburg; his 19 grandchildren, Brittany, Erika, Chelsea, Alexis, Emily, Ashleigh, Tucker, Makenna, Garrett, Bailey, Noah, James, Matthew, Jacob, Kaylee, Drew, Jayden, Ashten and Allie; his eight great grandchildren, Josh, Mikayla, Devin, Kendall, Brantley, Weston, Grayson and Emma, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Chuck graduated from Annapolis High School and served in the U.S. Navy from 1961 to 1965. He retired in 2012 from Stafford County as its property manager. Over the years, he was employed by Good Humor Ice Cream, Good Year Tire Co., BJ’s, and did towing for Raja Abilmona at Four Mile Fork Garage. He was a member of The Life Church in Warrenton. He was also a member of The American Legion and The Moose Lodge.
Chuck was a devoted husband and enjoyed traveling the country with his loving wife and good friends. He and his wife had just returned from a three-month drive across the country in March and have been on more than 30 cruises. He was an avid bird lover, enjoyed playing cards and games and was a member of many bowling leagues. He also played in and coached multiple softball teams in various leagues. He will be deeply missed by his family, friends and all who knew him.
A memorial service to celebrate his life is planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, October 10, at his home at 5515 Summit Place in Warrenton. A reception will follow.
The family is asking that memorial contributions be sent to the Adler Inpatient Hospice Center c/o Capital Caring, Philanthropy Department, 3180 Fairview Park Drive, Suite 500, Falls Church, Va. 22042, or http://www.capitalcaring.org
. Please specify that they are for Charles Martin at the Adler Center in Aldie. The Adler Inpatient Hospice Center is a non-profit organization that treated Chuck and his family with such dignity, care and love. They hope you consider donating in his memory. If you have any issues with donating, please, call 703-531-2380.