Steven Charles Martin
8 March, 1939 - 20 December 2021
Steven Charles Martin, 82, passed away on 20 December 2021 at Wellsprings at Amelia Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Steven was born in Orange NJ to John Ferdinand Martin and Edith Cavell Watson.
Steven graduated from St. Christophers School in Richmond. He attended the University of Virginia and North Carolina State University. Upon returning to Farmville, he worked at the family-owned business, Longwood Jewelers. Stevens lifelong employment was fabricating and repairing fine jewelry for Bachrach's Jewelers in Richmond, where he worked for over 40 years.
Steven had a passion for cars. No person was happier on the open road heading to a small town with a bakery that served rhubarb pie. His commute between Richmond and Farmville for over 40 years had him drive over a million miles. He enjoyed every one of them. Along the way he never met a stranger and was always quick to share a story and a laugh.
Steven is survived by his former wife Allison Stokes Martin of Farmville, his son Bryan Martin and wife Joaquita Martin of Chugiak Ak, his daughter Leslie Campbell and husband Jim Campbell of Rockville Va. Sisters Mary Jane Joyce of Staunton Va. And Cindy Denmark of Ashland Va. Grandson Calvin Martin and his wife Kathryn Martin their children Ayden Martin, Winston Martin, Evelyn Martin and Susan Allison Martin of Anchorage and granddaughter Katy Martin of Anchorage, AK. Steven is proceeded in death by his parents, brother John Martin Jr. and sister Kathleen Higgins. There are too many nephews, nieces, and cousins to list. All of you were loved by him and always brought a smile to his face.
In lieu of flowers the family would ask that any donations be made to the Farmville Volunteer Rescue Squad.
A private family graveside service will be held on 12 January 2022 1PM at the Westview Cemetery in Farmville.