Robert Edward Martin

April 27, 1939 ~ October 1, 2017 (age 78)

Robert Edward (Bobby) Martin, Sr., 78 of Narrows departed this life on Sunday, October 1st, 2017.

He was born in Lindside, West Virginia on April 27th, 1939 and was the son of the late Jim Mack Martin and Mary Mae Collins Martin. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Jim Mack Martin, Jr.

Bobby was a retired employee of Pinkerton Chevrolet in Salem where he worked as a master technician in the service department. An avid Narrows Green Wave fan and a devout family man, he will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 57 years, Barbara Ann Mullins Martin; four sons, Terry Richard Martin and wife Jo Beth of Clifton Forge, Todd Martin of Pulaski, Robert Edward Martin, Jr. of Narrows, and William Christopher Martin of Fort Wayne, Indiana; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother Thomas Lee Martin of Pearisburg; a sister, Virginia Irene Jones of Pearisburg; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many special friends.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 6th, 2017 at 2 PM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Elder Vincent Smith officiating. Burial will follow in Angels Rest Cemetery near Narrows. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service Thursday from 6 to 8 PM.

The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at

  • Visitation

    October 05, 2017
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Riffe's Funeral Service

    600 Main Street
    Narrows, VA
    (540) 726-2442

  • Funeral Service

    October 06, 2017
    2:00 PM

    Riffe's Funeral Chapel

    600 Main Street
    Narrows, VA

  • Interment

    Angels Rest Cemetery

    Fletcher Mountain Road
    Narrows, VA

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