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Augustus Reed Martin

September 21, 1938 ~ July 12, 2018 (age 79)

Mr. Augustus Reed Martin, 79, of Mt. Airy, passed away at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home Thursday, July 12, 2018.  He was born in Stokes County, September 21, 1938 to the late William Ezra and Jodie Owens Martin.  Mr. Martin bravely served in the U.S. Marine Corp.  He was a building contractor and owner of A. Reed Martin Construction and attended Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church.  He was an avid fisherman, always attempting to catch “the Big One”.  Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Calloway Martin; a daughter and son-in-law, Penny Leigh and John deBruin; sons and a daughter-in-law, Timothy Craig and Kasey Martin and Richard Todd Martin; grandchildren, Zeb Calloway Martin, Madeline deBruin and Liam deBruin.  In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by a sister Ethylene Corns; and brothers, Rayford and Moir Martin.  A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, July 16, 2018 at Oakdale Cemetery in Mt. Airy with Dr. David Sparks officiating. Full military honors will be conducted by the VFW Honor Guard Mt Airy Post 2019 and Pilot Mountain Post 9436. The family will receive friends on Monday at Moody Funeral Home in Mt. Airy from 9:30 AM until the time to leave for the service.  In lieu of flowers the family has requested that memorial contributions be made to Flat Rock Pentecostal Holiness Church, 166 Pentecostal Holiness Church Rd., Mt. Airy, NC 27030.  Online condolences may be made at

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