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Billy Ray Martin, Jr.

September 11, 1949 ~ December 23, 2021 (age 72)

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Billy Ray Martin, Jr, age 72, of Loris, SC passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on Thursday December 23, 2021, after a long illness.  

Bill was born on September 11, 1949, in Cumberland, MD.  Bill was the son of the late Billy Ray Martin, Sr and Lucille (Thomas) Martin of Oakland, MD.  Bill was a graduate of Southern Garrett County Jr-Sr High School and later attended Towson State University in Towson, MD.  

Like his father, Bill had a successful career as a homebuilder. He constructed many new homes in Garrett County, MD and continued his homebuilding career in Horry County, SC with Centex Homes.  Bill enjoyed watching sports, spending time with family and friends, camping and being with his dogs.  

Bill is survived by his wife Jean Marie Martin.  His two sons, Billy Ray Martin, III (wife Jennette) and Jeremy Warren Martin (wife Kimberley) and two stepchildren, Thomas Donald Malloy and Kelsey Marie Malloy. He has a sister, Carolyn Sue (Martin) Briddell of York, PA.  Four grandchildren Gavin, Olivia, Kasey and Spencer and two nieces and a nephew. Bill is preceded in death by his sister Patricia Jo (Martin) Powers (husband Tom) of Oakland, MD.  

Bill was a beloved husband, devoted father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.  A Celebration of Life is planned for 11:00 AM, February 5, 2022, at Crossway Church 2000 Hwy 701, Loris, SC 29569.  All invited.  

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