Raymond Edgar Martin

Raymond Edgar Martin
11/25/1940 – 5/30/2020

RAYMOND EDGAR MARTIN passed away peacefully at home in the early morning hours of May 30th, 2020, at the age of 79.

Ray and his family moved to Bryan/College Station in 1972 where he worked with his brother, Ken, at several restaurants including A&W, Pepe’s, and The Country Kitchen. He was a real estate broker for many years and the facilities manager of the Texas A&M Alumni Center during its early years of operation. In more recent years, he enjoyed his customer service role at Lowe’s.

Ray is survived by his wife of 50 years, Judy Martin; children and their spouses Kevin and Angela Martin, Laurie and Kevin Duke, Marcie and James Gray; grandchildren Derek and Priscilla Duke, Daniel Duke, Grace Ann Duke, John Martin, Lindy and Devin Elborn, Samara Gray and Emaline Gray; and great-grandchildren Zander, Rosie, Able and Raylynn; brother Eddie Martin, sisters Carol Martin and Jean Meador, their spouses and many beloved nieces and nephews. Ray was predeceased by his parents, Ed and Opal Martin, and his brother, Ken Martin.

The family wishes to extend a special thanks to Teresa Taplin for her excellent care of Ray this past year.

At Ray’s request, there will be no public funeral or memorial service. Memorial gifts may be made in his name to Camp of the Hills (campofthehills.org) or Traditions Health hospice.

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  1. My love and prayers are with you all…”GOD BLESS”,, such a loving family!!❤ You’ve made him proud,He will be missed…and not forgotten..

  2. Kevin and Angela,
    I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. It’s very hard to loose a parent and our prayers are with you.
    Gary and Judy

  3. So sorry to read of Ray’s passing. He, and the whole family were such positive forces in my early life, and I continue to remember you and those times so fondly. Rest in peace.

  4. Kevin, Angela, John and the lovely Martin family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss.
    With Gods love, in Christ,

  5. So sorry to hear of Ray’s passing. I worked with Ray for several years at Lowes.
    He was a really sweet man , and I missed him when he retired from there.
    My condolences to the family. He will be missed.

  6. Well, my breath was taken to see Ray has passed away. I moved back to CS almost 5 years ago and was saw him in Lowe’s after 40 years. He was not hard to recognize his eyes were big and he gave me a hug. When I came to College Station in 1973, my first job was at Pepe Taco! Ray Martin and Judy oversaw our team and I was fortunate to work with them both, mostly because of their devotion to Christ. I baby set Kevin and Laurie. Ray was so funny and had fun living then. I will always treasure my days with Ray and with Judy, they played a major part in coming to Salvation in Jesus Christ. A beautiful family. Marcie had not been born. Ray and Judy helped me in a time of need. I will always be eternally grateful for the kindness Ray showed me . Later I would work and Kountry Kitchen, that was Ray and Judy’s Restaurant. Gladly I was able to see him on two or three occasions at Lowes and we talked about old times then he was no longer working there. I continued to love both him and Judy . He was still kind and I prayed for him and pray for his family now.

  7. I am so sorry for your loss. Ray was a good friend and brother in Christ. We shared many good study times together.

  8. Ray was a very special friend to me and my family. He shared his love, his laughter and his faith with us. He even arranged for me and my young family to stay the night in his parents home when we were moving. I have been blessed to know and work with Ray. Thanks to God’s provision through Jesus Christ we will meet again.

  9. Mr. Martin was my friend and I miss him so much. I used to see him every Friday when I delivered his meal for meals on wheels and it was the highlight of my week. To know Mr. Martin is to know the love of God. He has poured out his life as an offering to God. He has fought the good fight, finished the race, and remained faithful.

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