A funeral service to honor the life of John Patrick Martin, 86, of Camden, will be held at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 28, 2021, at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. Rev. Jim Davis, Rev. John Hallman, and Father John Zimmerman will officiate. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends following the service at a reception in Westminster Hall. Memorials may be made to M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, PO Box 4486, Houston, TX 77210.
John died Friday, July 23, 2021. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, he was the son of the late James and Elizabeth Bradley Martin. John served in both the Royal Air Force and the United States Air Force and worked as a recovery counselor. He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and attended Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
John “Scotty” Martin was known for his quick wit, sense of humor, and passion for life. He was a dedicated runner who ran several marathons, a world traveler with his wife and kids, and he helped give many people a second chance at life as a recovery counselor. His memorable storytelling, winning smile, and sense of humor delighted all who knew him. With a Scottish accent and a jovial laugh that filled a room, his warming presence was felt wherever he went.
He survived by his wife of 22 years, Judy Martin; children, Fiona Martin (Lance Schultz) of Lugoff, John Martin (Xiaoyue Du) of Meilen, Switzerland, and Caroline Martin (Killian Devitt) of Arvada, CO; step-daughters, Robin Bishop Johnson of Nashville, TN, Susie Bishop Kupka (Steve) of Washington, DC, and Laney Bishop Altamar (Juan) of Chevy Chase, MD; granddaughter, Anne Martin; brother, Charles Martin; and sisters, Veronica Boylan and Anne Ogolik.
In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his brother, James Martin, and sister, Mary Martin.
Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is in charge of arrangements.