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Red Tolbert Martin

Red Tolbert Martin, 67, resident of Greenville, formerly of Abbeville, passed away Monday, Sept 2, 2013 at Glorified Health Care in Greenville.

Born in Abbeville, SC, he was the son of the late John Campbell Martin, Sr. and the late Betty Tolbert Martin.

Red worked at Central Office Installing with Western Electric and was a Vietnam Navy Veteran, having joined at the age of 17, two weeks after his high school graduation. He served 3 years patrolling the Mediterranean Sea during the Vietnam era.

Survivors include his son, Red Tolbert Martin, Jr. and his wife Debbie and 2 granddaughters, Kelley and Kimberly; 2 brothers, John C. Martin, Jr. and his wife, Connie; and Joel Martin and wife, Rosa Lee. Red is also survived by a special cousin, Grace Warner.

Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, September 5 at 4:00 PM in the Chandler Chapel of Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Tolbert/Morton Cemetery in Abbeville with military honors.

The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 3:45 PM prior to the funeral at the funeral home.


Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, September 05, 2013
3:00 - 3:45 PM


Funeral Home
Chandler Chapel, Chandler-Jackson Funeral Home
208 South Main Street
Abbeville, SC  29620
Thursday, September 05, 2013
4:00 PM


Tolbert/Morton Cemetery
439 Beulah Church Rd
Abbeville ,  SC  29620

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Sorry to hear about Red.I last seen him when we were in New Orleans in 1983 ....He was a good friend ...My prayers goes out to his family .Roy

Roy Beecham Sep 11 2013 12:00 AM

John,Joel and family May God comfort your family during thistrying time over the loss of your brother.I'll keep your family in my prayers. Sincerely, Larry D. Simpson

Larry Simpson Sep 4 2013 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of Red's passing. Will be keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Bob & Betty Campbell Sep 4 2013 12:00 AM

John, Joel and all family members, we are so sorry to hear about Red. Ruby and Butler Barron

Ruby& Butler Barron Sep 3 2013 12:00 AM