Robert Stancil “Bob” Martin Jr., 85, died Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019.
Born in Plymouth, Bob was the son of Mildred Spruill and Robert Stancil Martin. He was a graduate of Goldsboro High School and Duke University.
Bob spent his entire professional career as an engineer both solving problems and designing solutions. This carried over into his personal life as illustrated with his love of woodworking. He loved nothing more than sharing his skills with his many great friends. Together, they created treasures that were generously shared and will serve as reminders of Bob for many years.
Bob was an avid reader, sailor and Duke basketball fan. He spent many years as principal race officer for regattas at the Carolina Yacht Club. His love for cooking and fine food was apparent as he enjoyed the 28 years with his gourmet group and as part of a breakfast team at St. James Church. All of these interests brought lifelong and cherished friends into the lives of both Jane and Bob.
Surviving are his wife, Jane Herbert Martin; three siblings, Henry Martin, Beth Herritage and David Martin; five children, Robert Martin III, Lynn Martin Evans, John Martin, Bo Mabry and Robin Kennedy; and six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, at Saint James Parish, Wilmington. A reception will follow in the Great Hall.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to St. James Parish, 25 S. 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401. Please designate either St. Martha’s Guild or the Lecture Series on the memorial.
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