George Martin, Sr.

July 3, 1933 ~ August 1, 2019 (age 86)

Springfield- Mr. George Clifford Martin, 86, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, August 1, 2019, at Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Martin was an Effingham native, a member of the Church of God of Prophecy, and a long-time Deacon of the church. He was a welder early in his married life, and a well driller for the last 50+ years.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Boyles Martin; parents, Samuel Phillip Martin and Mary Williams Martin; daughter-in-law, Marian Martin; brothers, Lee Martin and Daniel Martin; sisters, Lillian Holden, Ruby McCollough, and Exie Mae Faircloth; sister-in-laws, Vertilee Martin and Ann Martin.

Survivors include his son, George C. Martin, Jr. of Guyton; daughters, Barbara A. Premo (Walter) of Garden City; Annette M. Macy (Arnie) of Pooler, Judy L. Smith (Gerald) of Greensburg, KY, Nancy S. Collins (Alvie) of Springfield; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and brothers, George S. Martin, and David Martin.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 5 to 7PM at Riggs Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held at Riggs Funeral Home on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at 2:30PM with interment following at Union Cemetery in Springfield.

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