James David Martin, 74, of Aurora, WV, passed away on August 31, 2022, at his home surrounded by his family. Born on July 18, 1948, in Kingwood, WV, he was the son of the late James W. "Bill" and Virginia Ruth (Lipscomb) Martin.
He graduated from Aurora High School in 1966. He received his associates degree from Potomac State in agriculture. In 1967, he traveled to Missouri to obtain the American Farmer Degree. He was a hard working farmer, raising livestock and growing potatoes for over 50 years. He served with Union Ambulance as an EMT and medic for over 30 years. He worked as a tech in the emergency room at Preston Memorial Hospital in Kingwood, WV, for the past 27 years. Helping others was his main goal in life and he did just that. He was an asset to his community and a blessing to everyone he met.
He is survived by two sons, James David Martin II and wife Terri, and James Daniel Martin and wife Heather; a daughter, Robin Michelle Betler and husband Chris; five grandchildren, Brooke Martin, Allie and Kaylee Martin, Emmitt and Lucia Betler; a brother, Tom Martin and wife Debbie; a sister, Sue Mayne and husband Jim; as well as several nieces, nephews, and friends within the communities he served.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Linda Marie Brown, to whom he was married on November 22, 1980; an uncle, Bud Lipscomb; an aunt, Helen E.A., Davis; and one nephew, Jason Thomas Martin.
Friends will be received at Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home on Friday September 2, 2022, from 4 to 8 PM, and on Saturday, September 3, 2022, at the Aurora United Methodist Church from 9 to 10 AM followed by a funeral service held at 10 AM with Pastor Mike Lantz officiating. Interment will follow at the Aurora Cemetery. The Hinkle-Fenner Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Martin family at this time.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Union Ambulance or Kamp Ambulance.