SFC Degore Leon Martin



Sargeant First Class Degore Leon Martin passed away on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 in the evening in Raleigh, North Carolina. He was raised in Columbus, Ohio.

Degore Martin was born on Saturday, July 2, 1949 to the late George and Clarice Martin. He attended East High School and graduated in 1967. He was drafted into the Army in 1968 and would go on to faithfully serve his country for 24 years in the Army in various cities across the US and the world. He had an inextinguishable passion for hooking the ever elusive "big catch", he was an avid sports fanatic but especially enjoyed watching The Ohio State University Buckeye football team and he was an expert in showing his grandchildren how special they were to him in a myriad of ways.

The memory of Degore's generous heart, life and love will live on in his children Bobbie Brewster and Danbi Miller of Columbus, Ohio, Degore II and his wife Karina Martin of Rolesville, North Carolina, Dario Martin of Raleigh, North Carolina; siblings, George, Alonzo and Mario Martin, Cereda Rispress and Mary Turner of Columbus, Ohio; grandchildren Cavon, Keilah, Amariah, Degore III, Miles, Trevor, Oliver, Tessa, Elias, Ezeriah and Ehlani. He is preceded in death by his wife Jung Lan Martin, his parents George and Clarice Martin, and his siblings Cecil Martin and Wanda Johnson.

Funeral service will be held at Haywood Funeral Home on Sunday December 2, 2018 at 1030am with Apos. Daniel Rispress of Royal Kingdom Ministries officiating. Interment will follow at Montlawn Memorial Gardens, Raleigh, North Carolina.

Memorial donations may be made to the Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust. 3725 Alexandria Pike. Cold Spring, Kentucky 41076 cst.dav.org