George “Curtis” Martin, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, husband of Emily Ware Martin, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. The family will receive friends in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mount Pleasant Chapel, 1494 Mathis Ferry Rd on Thursday, September 15, 2022, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The family will again receive friends at CHRIST’S SANCTIFIED HOLY CHURCH, PERRY, GEORGIA, Saturday, September, 17, 2022 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm followed immediately by Interment in the Christ’s Sanctified Holy Church Cemetery, Perry, Georgia. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., Mt. Pleasant Chapel.
Mr. Martin was born on December 25, 1942 in Mobile, Alabama, the son of the late Lonzy Marshall Martin and the late Ruby Bradley Martin Rooke. He was a retired real estate developer, general contractor, realtor, and real estate appraiser. He was a licensed commercial pilot, a two-term former President of the Charleston Trident Home Builders Association, a former
Chairman of the National Bank of South Carolina Summerville advisory board, a former chairman of the Cathedral Academy school board, a Federal Court expert witness and a business consultant. He was commissioned as an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel aide-de-camp in the Alabama State Militia and Commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel. Curtis’ hobbies included enjoyment of his family, work, flying, mountains, Arabian horses, Southern gospel music, traveling and studying tax and estate law.
Throughout his life, he worshipped the Lord at Christ's Sanctified Holy Church, Cathedral of Praise, and Seacoast Church. Of all of his accomplishments he considered this his life theme: Shepherd and The Lost Sheep. (Luke 15:4-7) He said it's strange that Jesus would leave 99 sheep to search for the one - unless you were that one - THAT ONE WAS ME.
Curtis is survived by his wife, Emily Ware Martin of Mt. Pleasant, SC; three daughters, Tammy M. Barnes, Tracy M. Rogers (Scott) both of Raleigh, NC, and Wendy M. Collier (Chris) of Jacksonville, FL; a step-daughter, Cheri Mahaffey (Mike) of Mt. Pleasant, SC;
a step son, Marty Chandler (Michelle) of Hanahan, SC; nine grandchildren, Tiffany Brush (Corey), Tyler Barnes (Tiffany), Lucas Barnes, Ethan Rogers, Victoria Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Griffin Collier, Jessie Vintson (Harrison), Casher Collier; two great grandsons, Easton Brush and Joe Brush; one great granddaughter, Ruby Brush; three step grandchildren, Chandler Mahaffey (Mackenzie), Trace Chandler and Taylor Grace Mahaffey. Curtis was predeceased in death by a brother, Franklin Lamar Martin.
The family request, in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, c/o Triangle & Eastern NC, 105 Westpark Drive, NO. 415, Brentwood, Tennessee 37027 https://www.jdrf.org. A memorial message may be sent to family by visiting www.jhenrystuhr.com