March 4, 1934 – Feb. 24, 2023
Dewey Roy Martin, 88, of Tylertown, died Feb. 24, 2023, at his residence. He was born on March 4, 1934, to Rufus and Rhoda Martin and lived in the Salem community. He was a longtime active member of Tylertown Baptist Church.
Survivors are his wife of 65 years, Patricia Kaye (Southern) Martin; his children: Brenda Martin (Dave) Hrivnak of Kingsport, TN, and Wayne Charles (Laura) Martin Sr. of Lake Arrowhead, GA; five grandchildren: Kirk L. Hrivnak, Wayne Charles (Mariah) Martin Jr., Brian H. Hrivnak, Jared G. (Ryan) Martin and Margaret A. Martin; and five great grandchildren: Rylan, Christopher, Sutton, Wayne and Olivia; one sister, Louise.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Rufus and Rhoda Lee (Boyd) Martin and siblings Nelson, Lola, Jane, Frank and Adeline “Patty”.
He attended Salem School and enlisted in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He met his wife in San Rafael, CA, while stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base. They lived in California 11 years before moving back to Tylertown. He owned several businesses over the years with the primary one being Dewey’s Dairy Equipment. Martin installed and repaired equipment in dairies in the day when Walthall County was known as the “Cream Pitcher of Mississippi.” Dewey’s Christian faith was an essential part of his life.
Services were set to be held Feb. 28, 2023.
In lieu of flowers, Dewey requested that donations be made to the Walthall County Playground Fund, Citizens Bank, Attn: Chad, PO Drawer 232, Tylertown, MS 39667 or the Christian charity of your choice.
Hartman-Hughes Capps Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.