Floyd “Buddy” Martin Jr. Obituary, Death – Visitation, Burial, Funeral Plan
Floyd “Buddy” Martin Jr. Obituary – Floyd “Buddy” Martin, Jr., age 82, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 9, 2022, at his residence in Martin’s Point. A native of Portsmouth, Buddy was a real estate developer and owner of America’s Best Storage in Suffolk. His work brought him much enjoyment, and he was well-known and respected in the community for his Miar’s Farm, Dock Landing, and Weaver Springs neighborhoods. He was also a U.S. Coast Guard veteran.
Floyd “Buddy” Martin Jr. Background
Buddy attended Churchland High School and Frederick Military College, where he was quite the athlete, playing football, baseball, church softball, and ran track as well. Shortly after graduating, he met his beautiful wife, Anita, and they settled down in Western Branch to raise their four children. Buddy valued spending time with his loved ones and making sure his family made great memories. As a family, they competed in clogging competitions with the Flatland Cloggers. They also traveled cross country in an RV, visiting over twenty states, all in one trip. Buddy was kindhearted, genuine, and always wanted to help others. He loved life to the fullest, especially taking pictures, watching the sunsets, and seeing the Bald Eagles that frequented his residence. But nothing made him happier than putting a smile on everyone’s faces with his jokes. If you knew him, you knew his puns and, of course, his infamous magic quarter trick. Buddy was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to all, as he knew no stranger.
Buddy was predeceased by his parents, Floyd Maxton, Sr., and Margaret Bradshaw Martin.
Floyd “Buddy” Martin Jr. Survivors
Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Anita Forbes Martin; two daughters, Deborah Elise Martin and Andrea Martin Sommerstein (husband Aaron); two sons, Floyd M. Martin, III and Michael T. Martin (wife Becky Clarke Martin); a sister, Charlotte Fletcher (husband Frederick Preston); four grandchildren, Lauren Kenny Ziegler (husband Jeff), Charles E. Johnson III (wife Ashley), Ethan and Preston Clarke; and three great-grandchildren, Ethan Michael, Emilyn and Tucker. This wouldn’t be complete if we didn’t mention the dogs in his life, Lucy, Abby, Rylee, and Duke that brought him great joy.
Our family would like to give a huge thank you to the staff of Chesapeake Regional, Harbor’s Edge, Norfolk Sentara, and the Amedisys Hospice Team for the love and care provided for our loved ones.
It wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t close out with our dad’s favorite phrase, and that’s to “Make It A Great Day”.
Floyd “Buddy” Martin Jr. Funeral Services
A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, January 13, at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennett’s Creek Chapel. Burial will follow in Churchland Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.