Buddy Wayne Martin, 63, of Fairmont, passed away Thursday (March 9, 2017) at Fairmont Regional Medical Center.
He was born on Jan. 23, 1954, in Fairmont, a son of the late Richard Martin and Dollie (Merrill) Martin.
He worked for the City of Fairmont for several years as a heavy equipment operator. His many interest included C.B. Radio and working with leather. His great joy was his family and friends.
He is survived by his dear friend and companion of 20 years, Melissa Harker; his son, Shawn Martin and his wife Carrie of Fairmont; his grandchildren, Sage Toothman, Caiden Toothman, Nathaniel Toothman and Isabella "Jake" Toothman.
Also surviving are his brother, Roy Martin of Fairmont; his sisters, Karen Hooper and Jeff Jones of Fairmont, Rosemary Cogar and her husband Harold of Farmington; several nieces and nephews, including Jennifer Clay and her husband Lee, Toni Gayle and her husband Josh; a great-nephew, Malik; great-nieces, Jasmine and Senia; and many good friends and family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jennings Martin, Richard Martin and Jake Martin; and three sisters, Joyce Pitman, Barbara Kiser and Jo Ann Kendall.
All services will be private.
Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home. Carpenter & Ford Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences and memories may be shared with his family at www.carpenterandford.com.
Published on  March 10, 2017