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12/08/19 - NNHS Newsletter - Danny Martin

Herbert James Martin
(d. 01 Dec 2019)

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have another sad edition of the NNHS Newsletter this Sunday morning.   Danny Martin, father of Jimmy Martin ('66), David Martin, and Tammy Martin George, passed away in Newport News on Sunday, December 01, 2019.  

  From Chuck Jones ('66) of FL - 12/07/19, 1:22 PM:

Hey, Carol.

Just want to pass along to you that Jimmy Martin’s dad recently passed away in Newport News. Jimmy is one of my SPD brothers, and we have been close friends since we were puppies. Hope you are well.

Thank you.

   Oh, Chuck, I'm so sorry! I missed the connection when I read Mr. Martin's obituary earlier in the week. Thank you so much for letting me know.

From the Daily Press - 12/05/19:

                  Herbert James ("Danny") Martin
      NEWPORT NEWS - Herbert James Martin, Jr. (Danny), 94, went to be with his Lord and Savior on 12/1/19. He came to a saving faith in Christ in his 93rd year!

He is predeceased by his parents, Herbert J. Martin and Marie Gibson Martin, his wife of 65 years Christine Martin and his grandson James Douglas Martin.

Mr. Martin was born in Savannah, Georgia and was part of the "Greatest Generation" living through the Great Depression then serving in the U.S. Army during WWII IN Europe. He was in the second wave landing on D-Day at Omaha Beach, Normandy. After the war he relocated to Newport News, Va., where he subsequently met his future wife, Christine Jones. They were married in 1947. He later served in the U.S. Air Force from 1951 until 1955.

Always a union man, he worked for the Sheet Metal Workers International Association, Local No. 100 for 50 years as a senior mechanic and supervisor. His passions were NASCAR and Golf, of which he was able to play into his eighties.

He is survived by his sons, Jimmy Martin (Patsy) and David Martin, daughter Tammy George (Jimmy), and grandchildren Amanda George, Josh George, Alexis France and Bobby Brown.


The family would like to express their deep appreciation and love to LaShanel Hunt, his loving caregiver and best friend for the last 41/2 years. Also a very special thank you to the Family Resource Center and to Riverside Hospice for their excellent and loving care. You were incredible!

A graveside service will be held Friday, 2:00 p.m., December 6, 2019 at Peninsula Memorial Park with funeral arrangements provided by Peninsula Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that any contributions be made to VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars). View and post condolences on our online guestbook at

Published in Daily Press on December 5, 2019. 

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  Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mr. Martin's family and friends at this difficult time.

  Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!

                          Love to all, Carol





Carol Buckley Harty
7020 Lure Court
Fayetteville, NC 28311-9309

Oh, How I Love Jesus

Words by Frederick Whitfield; Traditional American Melody

There is a name I love to hear,
I love to sing its worth;
It sounds like music in my ear,
The sweetest name on earth.

Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Oh, how I love Jesus,
Because He first loved me!

It tells me of a Saviour's love,
Who died to set me free;
It tells me of His precious blood,
The sinner's perfect plea.

It tells me what my Father hath,
In store for every day,
And tho' I tread a darksome path,
Yields sunshine all the way.

It tells of One whose loving heart
Can feel my deepest woe,
Who in each sorrow bears a part,
That none can bear below.

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