Charlie MartinApril 10, 1967 ~ May 5, 2017 (age 50)
ENOREE- Charles Joseph “Charlie” Martin, 50, completed his earthly trials and went home to be with Jesus on Friday, May 5, 2017 after a brief illness.
Charlie was born April 10, 1967 to the late Glenn Jr. and Eularene L. Martin and was a lifelong resident of Enoree. He lived a full life working mostly in the Arboriculture industry. He loved working outdoors. He was a partner in a rental business, farmed timber and spent a brief period as a partner in a retail business. Charlie’s hobbies included coin collecting and playing the guitar. He played for many local fund raising events. Charlie read from his Bible daily and encouraged others to do the same.
Charlie and his older brother John died from complications of a genetic condition known as Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. This is caused by having two “Z” genes where two “M” genes are normal. There are 19,000,000 people that carry one “Z” gene (“MZ”) and live normal lives. There are about 100,000 people diagnosed with two or “ZZ” genes. Many people are misdiagnosed for years of having COPD (lung breathing trouble) or even Arthritis (liver trouble) before being accurately diagnosed with the ZZ gene. Please visit the website www.alpha1.org for more information, testing is free.
Surviving are one daughter, Charlene Grace Martin of Tennessee; stepson, Christopher Bridges of the home; brother, William C. “Billy” Martin and wife, Tammy of Enoree; several nieces and nephews that Charlie loved, John, Shawnell, Nathaniel, Samuel, Benjamin and Caleb Martin, Wanda, Keith, Carter, and Matthew Lyda, Elisha, Aaron, Savannah, Bailey and Porter Colliver, Christina Martin and her children, Kylee, Skylynn, Eli and Bry’ahna.
He was predeceased by his brother, John Glenn Martin Sr. and his wife Gail.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, May 7, 2015 at 4:00 P.M. at Enoree United Methodist Church by Rev. Kevin Bishop. Interment will follow in Warrior Creek Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:45 P.M. prior to the service in the church sanctuary.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Alpha-1 Foundation, 3300 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables, FL., 33134 or your favorite Christian broadcaster, Charlie loved, Dove Broadcasting, (WGGS-TV), P.O. Box 1616, Greenville, S.C. 29602.