Saturday, February 25, 2012

Obituary: William R. "Bob" Martin

William R. “Bob” Martin, 81, of Amarillo died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012.

Memorial services will be at 4 p.m. Monday in Saint Stephen United Methodist Church with Dr. Stan Cosby and the Rev. Ken Cole officiating. Arrangements are by Cox Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Drive.

An avid aviator, Bob made his final flight, from earth to heaven to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ forever. He was born Nov. 17, 1930, in Hillsboro to William and Pauline Martin. He graduated from Texas A&M University and is probably at this moment singing the “Aggie War Hymn” with the angels.

Bob was a certified public accountant and a partner in several local accounting firms. For his avocation, Bob flew anything with wings, from homebuilt airplanes to gliders to ultralights to radio control models. He performed air show routines in his antique Piper J3 Cub. Bob was a past president of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 267 and the Amarillo Radio Kontrol Society. He taught numerous people how to fly and used his model airplanes as a guest instructor to teach aeronautical science to school students.

Survivors include his wife, Marcia; a son, David and wife Holly of Carrollton; a daughter, Cindy Myers and husband Randy of Lewisville; a daughter, Lisa Rosales and husband Francisco of San Francisco; and three grandchildren Robert Myers, Sarah Myers and Brooks Martin.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be to BSA Hospice, 600 N. Tyler St., Amarillo, TX 79107 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 2201 Civic Circle, Amarillo, TX 79109.

Amarillo Globe-News, Feb. 26, 2012

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