George Washington Martin

(9/6/1944 - 1/3/2013)

George Washington Martin, 68, of Williamston, husband of Debbie Sims Martin, died Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Born in Anderson County, he was a son of the late Carol J. and Bonnie Durham Martin. He was an active member and held numerous leadership positions at Guthrie Grove Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith.
George was founder of Martin and Martin Auctioneers, Inc. and Martin and Martin Cattle Company, Inc. He had served on the board of the S.C. Auctioneer's Commission. He was past president and was inducted into the hall of fame of the S.C. Auctioneer's Association. He was a producer of pure bred registered Black Angus cattle and an active member of the S.C. Angus Association.
He was a longtime board member of First Citizens Bank Advisory Board. He served fourteen years in the S.C. National Guard. George was a former John Deere dealer and active member of the Tennessee Walking Horse Association.
Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Joey Martin (Jennifer) of Williamston, Jeff Martin (Kellie) of Brooklyn, MS; special niece, Jennifer Martin Upton; brothers, David Martin and Paul Martin, both of Williamston; four grandchildren, Alexandria, Jayse, Emma, Abby Martin.
He was predeceased by a brother, Jack Martin.
A celebration of George's life will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:30 pm at Guthrie Grove Church of the Abrahamic Faith, 403 Guthrie Grove Church Road, Pelzer, SC 29669.
The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to St. Jude, c/o National Auctioneer's Association, Attn; Brandi McGrath, 8880 Ballentine St., Overland Park, KS 66214 or to Meals on Wheels, P.O. Box 285, Anderson, SC 29622.
Gray Mortuary, Pelzer is assisting the family.