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Wesley Allen Martin

September 19, 1939 - July 19, 2023

Wesley Allen Martin of Concord, Virginia died on July 19th, 2023.

He was born on September 19, 1939, in Roberson County, North Carolina to Orian Lendal and Letha Wesley Etters Martin (both Deceased). He attended Gibson and White Oak High Schools.

Wesley married Lillian Martin of Bladenboro, North Carolina (Deceased).  Stepsons, Tommy Thompson and Sammy Thompson (Deceased).  Grandchildren; Tommy Thompson Jr, Chris Thompson, Aaron Wesley Thompson, Tina Brooks, Rhonda Thompson, Sammy Thompson Jr.  Great Grand Children and Great-Great Grand Children as well.

Wesley later married Sadie Frances Pugh of Gretna, Virginia.  Stepson, Ricky Wayne Keesee. Daughter, Linda Marie Pugh Keesee Martin.  Grandchildren; Holly Keesee, Roger Lilly (Deceased) and Andrew Lilly. Great Grand Children as well.

He moved to Newport News Virginia in 1962.  Was a maintenance mechanic for Ford Motor Company, Horne Brothers, Newport News Shipyard, Daily Advance Newspaper, NASA, and Anheuser-Busch of Williamsburg for 22 ½ years.  Retired on disability in 1993 and then moved to Concord, Virginia and farmed his land until 2007 when his diagnosis of Muscular Dystrophy (MD) forced him to stop.

His hobbies were fishing, hunting, and farming.  He enjoyed it most when his family and friends would come fishing with him on his boat.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 2023, at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Dr., Lynchburg.  A funeral service will be conducted in the chapel of Tharp Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev.  Joseph Hill officiating.  Interment will follow in Cumbie Memorial Cemetery.

Tharp Funeral Home & Crematory, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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I had the privilege of spending some time with Wesley over the years through a connection with his step grandchild, Jamie. Visiting and fishing on his boat, at Wesley and Sadie’s camper at the campground, and eating fresh Croaker that Wesley just fileted up. Glad he was able to visit us in Wisconsin and fish on Lake Michigan. Great memories and friendship. Wesley was such a kind and wonderful person to be around. I’m glad to say he was an acquaintance in my life. Sorry for the families loss. Our condolences to all. Guy & Rose Fintelmann

Posted by Guy Fintelmann on July 23, 2023

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