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"Joe Billy" Theodore Raleigh Martin

May 2, 1937 ~ February 6, 2021 (age 83)


THEODORE RALEIGH “JOE BILLY” MARTIN age 83, of 2418 Pulliam Tingen Mine Road, Roxboro, NC died Saturday morning, February 6, 2021 at his home.


Mr. Martin was born May 2, 1937 in Person County, NC, son of the late Lilbron Matthew Martin, Sr. & Evelyn Dunaway Martin and was husband of nearly 62 years to Emily Elizabeth Roberson Martin who survives. He was retired from Bumpass Motors after 34 years of service, was of the Baptist faith, and was a veteran of the US Navy.  Joe Billy enjoyed hunting, fishing, bluegrass music, and was a huge Earnhardt fan.


Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Joseph Daniel “Dan” Martin, three grandchildren, Jeremy Martin, Kelsey Martin, Christian Martin, great grandson, Kasen Bishop, four brothers, Rabian Martin, Junior Martin, Bobby Martin all of Roxboro, NC, and Ricky Martin of South Carolina. 


In addition to his parents Mr. Martin is preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Ray Martin, two sisters, Shelby Jean Martin, and Margaret M. Webster.  


A Celebration of Life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in the Strickland and Jones Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Pulliam officiating.  The family will receive friends and guests at the home.


Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, NC 27573.  Online condolences may be made at

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Celebration of Life
February 9, 2021

2:00 PM
Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services
1810 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC 27573

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