12/01/1960 — 04/12/2017
Barry Wayne Martin, age 56, of Virginia Beach passed away on Wednesday, April 12, 2017. Mr. Martin was born in Puerto Rico to the late John Martin and Melba Lauver.
He served his country for 22 years in the US Navy and retired as a Senior Chief. Mr. Martin has worked a civil servant for the Dept of the Navy for the past 15 years.
He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 38 years, Kimberly Weatherman Martin; two daughters Mandy Jansen and Amy Emmett (Mark); his mother Melba Lauver (step-father Henry) and step-mother Kaye Martin; two sisters: Pam Purifoy (Steve), Carrie Sohovich (Brian); grandchildren: Jake and Sadie Jansen, & Addie Emmett.
The family will receive friends at Bethel Baptist Church, 1832 Elbow Rd, Chesapeake on Sunday April 23, 2017, 5-7pm. Service will be held at the Albert G Horton Jr Memorial Veterans’ Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434 on Monday, April 24th, 2017 at 12 noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in his honor to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250-0301, or at www.dav.org.