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James Ray Martin

James Ray Martin, 84, of Dillwyn, passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Charlottesville.

James Ray Martin

“Pop” as Ray was affectionately known served in the United States Army and was a retired employee of the Virginia Department of Corrections—Powhatan Correctional Center. Ray was a loving husband, father and grandfather who spent his entire life showing his family how much he loved them. He was a carpenter by trade and could make anything from a piece of wood.

He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Grace Murphy Martin; children, Dolores Massie and husband, Johnny and Tony Martin and wife, Rebecca; grandchildren, Amanda Massie-Cox and husband, Grady, Stockton Ray Massie and wife, Karmen, Caroline Joyce Martin and Emerson Ray Martin; great-granddaughters, Autumn Michelle Cox, Bonnie Grace Massie and due to arrive in November, Savannah Elizabeth Cox; sisters, Marie Proffitt, Mae Corum and Frances Grigsby; brothers Earl, Lewis, Johnny and Paul Martin and a host of nieces and nephews. Ray was preceded in death by sister, Annie Rippeon; brothers, Lee and Wilbert Martin.

Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Dunkum Funeral Home, Dillwyn. Interment with military honors followed in the Jones Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends on Tuesday from 12:30 until 1:45 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Jones Chapel Cemetery Fund, 41 Barter Hill Road, Cumberland, VA 23040.