Bedington Fire Department has lost a founding and lifetime member of our agency, Phillip Martin. Below you will find the obituary and a link to the news paper article from the Journal News paper.
We would like to take this time to extend our deepest sympathy in this difficult time for the family.
Philip Larry Martin, 70, of Martinsburg went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 24, 2019 at Ruby Memorial Hospital.
Born February 12, 1948 in Martinsburg, WV he was the son of the late Charles Andrew Martin and Mildred Hines Martin.
He was a member of Bedington United Methodist Church. He was a past board member of the Housing Authority and very active in civic organizations.
He was a firefighter by trade and the official mayor of Bedington. He served with the WV Air National Guard.
Mr. Martin was a member of the Martinsburg Fire Department for 30 years. He was hired on October 3, 1969 and became Fire Chief in 1996 where he served as Chief until his retirement on December 17, 1999. He was a founding member of the Bedington Volunteer Fire Department. Phil spent a tremendous amount of time on the 911 Advisory Board. He was proud of his family and the fire department.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Davaun “Diane” Heck Martin; one son, Philip Andrew “Andy” Martin and fiance’ Stephanie L. Frame; two grandchildren, Kimberly R. Martin and Jessica B. Martin; siblings, Peggy Haymore and husband Roy, Ann Alger and husband Jack, Mary Crim and husband Calvin, Gloria Stuckey, Charles “Sonny” Martin and wife Janet, and Rosie Schaeffer and husband Alan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lou Berens.
Family will receive friends on Monday, January 28, 2019 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 1:30 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home.
Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery.