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Lester Guy Martin

Lester Guy Martin, 99, of Richmond, Va., passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.

He was predeceased by his father and mother, William Arthur Martin and Dollie Jane Nolen Martin; and his siblings, Carl Arthur Martin, Clovis Martin Brill, Geneva Martin Bates, Edith Martin Power, William Arthur Jr. and William H. Martin.

Guy was a member of the Greatest Generation, having served in World War II attaining the rank of Lt. Colonel. He was retired from social work at the Reception and Diagnostic Center in Bon Air, Va.

He is survived by his children, Jeffry Scott Martin, William Randall Martin, Stephen Gregory Martin and Deirdre Jane Martin; his grandsons, William Edward Martin and Joseph Anthony Martin; his nephews, Arno William Brill and Dan Bates; and his niece, Patsy Jane Curley.

The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Oakey’s South Chapel with a Service to follow at noon conducted by the Rev C.A. Tony Ward.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions in his memory to be made to Ferrum College in Ferrum, Va. Online condolences may be made at

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