Theodore Raleigh (Joe Billy) Martin


Theodore Raleigh (Joe Billy) Martin age 83, of 2418 Pulliam Tingen Mine Road, Roxboro, died Saturday morning, Feb. 6, 2021 at his home.
Mr. Martin was born May 2, 1937 in Person County, son of the late Lilbron Matthew Martin, Sr. and Evelyn Dunaway Martin and was husband of nearly 62 years to Emily Elizabeth Roberson Martin who survives. He was retired from Bumpass Motors after 34 years of service, was of the Baptist faith, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Joe Billy enjoyed hunting, fishing, bluegrass music, and was a huge Earnhardt fan.
Surviving in addition to his wife are a son, Joseph Daniel “Dan” Martin, three grandchildren, Jeremy Martin, Kelsey Martin, Christian Martin, great-grandson, Kasen Bishop, four brothers, Rabian Martin, Junior Martin, Bobby Martin all of Roxboro, and Ricky Martin of South Carolina.
In addition to his parents Mr. Martin is preceded in death by a son, Jimmy Ray Martin, two sisters, Shelby Jean Martin, and Margaret M. Webster.
A Celebration of Life was conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 in the Strickland and Jones Funeral Services Chapel with the Rev. Jimmy Pulliam officiating. Arrangements are by Strickland and Jones Memorial Funeral Services, 1810 Durham, Road, Roxboro, N.C. 27573. Online condolences may be made at


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