Brian Patrick Martin

September 2, 1961 - April 2, 2014
Brian Patrick Martin

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Brian Patrick Martin, 52 of Etowah, passed away on Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Born in Newark, Ohio he grew up in Oxford, Michigan and had been a resident of North Carolina for 31 years, residing in Henderson County for the past 16 years.

He was a son of William Martin and the late Mary Elaine Reichert Martin. Brian was also preceded in death by his brother Michael David Martin.

Brian attended Northern Michigan University and was a Gearing Technician with Arvin-Meritor for the past 31 years. He was a hardworking man who loved his family dearly. He especially loved watching his children participate in their sporting events.

Surviving is his wife of 17 years, Carla Martin; his children Patrick and Claudia both of the home; his father Bill Martin and wife Jean of West Chester, Pennsylvania; brothers Jon Martin of Suzhou, China and Stephen Martin and wife Cara of Rochester Hills, Michigan; and a sister Melanie Royster of Oxford, Michigan.

A mass of the resurrection will be held at 10:00am on Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church. Reverend Namdev Dagam will officiate. The family will receive friends from 6-8pm Monday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MANNA FoodBank, 627 Swannanoa River Road, Asheville, NC 28805.

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  • April 06, 2014
    Barbara Lovelace says:
    Carla, I'm so shocked to hear of Brian's death. Please know that you and your family are in my heart and prayers. He was such a great neighbor and friend for Chub and I. May God be with you and your family.

  • April 13, 2014
    Melanie Royster says:
    Today I have added the precious words that were spoken at Brian's funeral by my Dad, and my brother Jon in the LIFE STORIES category listed at the top of this page. Please view these dear memories of Brian. Rest In Peace Brian

  • April 10, 2014
    Melanie Royster says:
    Brian was a loving and supportive brother. In his eyes, I was perfect and could do no wrong (and I'm pretty sure he had his eyes checked regularly;)). Knowing that Brian had some strong opinions on a variety of topics, he never passed judgement on me. We were always very close. I'm going to miss him terribly. His late night texts, with quotes from various classic rock lyrics, always mystified me as I began to believe he really was an undiscovered rock and roll artist waiting for his big break. Also, we shared a love of televised sports. Football and baseball were the ones we would highlight most, especially the Ohio and Michigan teams. It would not be uncommon to receive random texts from Brian following a big play. I'm truly going to miss those. Although he was taken from us unexpectedly, I know that he knew that I loved him. And I always will.

  • April 07, 2014
    Jeff Reichert says:
    I'm so sad and sorry! Rest in peace Brian.

  • April 07, 2014
    Gene, Lisa and Grace Mccurry says:
    We are saddened to hear of Brian's passing. He was always present for Claudia's volleyball games and practices. I am sure many of the XVP families are going to miss him at the gym and tournaments. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.