Earnest Eugene "Gene" Martin, age 73, of Abingdon, Virginia died Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at his home in Abingdon.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Nina Mae Smith Martin, of the home, four daughters, Marlene Reedy and husband Dale, Samantha Evans and husband Paul, both of Abingdon, Virginia, Kimberly Wise and Tracy of Bristol, Virginia, and Kaylee Wise, "granddaughter" of Bristol, Virginia, two brothers, Johnny Martin and wife Mattie, of Castlewood, Virginia and Jerry Martin, of Hazel Mountain, Virginia, and 6 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Allan Martin and Bonnie Southerland Martin, one son, Anthony Eugene Martin, one sister, Shelby Neece, and three brothers, Jimmy, Carlos, and Ray Martin.

A memorial Service for Mr. Earnest Eugene Martin will be held at a later date.

Online condolences may be sent to the Martin family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service of Boone is in charge of the arrangements.

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