July 24, 2021
A Celebration of Life Service for Ollie Leon Martin, Jr. will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 3:30 pm Flat Rock A.M.E Church, Abbeville SC with Reverend Adam China, presiding and Reverend Bobby Lee, eulogist. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Public viewing will be Saturday from 1:00 pm until 8:00 pm and on Sunday from 9:00 m until 1:00 pm. Ollie Leon Martin, Jr. of 802 Eastwood Street, Anderson, SC, affectionately known as ‘’Sonny, Chief, Cowboy, and the Bird Man’’ was born July 15,1947 in Anderson, South Carolina to the late Ollie Lee Martin, Sr. and the late Bennie Ethel Snipes Martin. Ollie was a faithful member and usher at Rock Hill Baptist Church. He was a graduate of Westside High School, where he played second base in baseball and was on the football team. Ollie was a crossing guard for T.L. Hanna High School and North Point Elementary. He also was a bailiff at the Anderson County Court House. Ollie enjoyed spending time with his grandkids and especially attending all his star athlete grandson Xavier’s games. He also became known as the bird man for his love of raising and releasing his doves. Ollie is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gladys Marie Martin; three sons, Rodney Terrell Miller of Columbia, SC, Ollie Roshod Martin of Anderson, SC, and Octavious Maurice Martin of Anderson, SC; his baby girl, Sherita Yolanda Martin of Anderson, SC; grandchildren: Tiffany Nicole Airline, Tanajous Lachandra Martin, Brishonna Natassja Martin, Deaisha Shalece Acker, Xavier Lietae Randall Acker, all of Anderson, SC, and Tidricus Montrell Williams of Washington; great- grandchildren: Khaliyah Robinson, Drayden Hunter, London Hunter, Ahmir Tucker, Kamryn Edwards, Kannon Edwards, Mahogony Traynum, Tyvarious Williams, AJ Williams, Jaden Williams, Kevon Williams, Tytiana Williams, Malik Williams, Braxton Williams, and Dezmond Williams; siblings, William Curtis Martin (Marva) of Matthews NC, Snipes Jaroy Martin of Anderson, SC, Gail Mathews(Mark) of Riverside CA, and Lola Lucas of Charlotte, NC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends . Ollie was preceded in death by his father, Ollie Lee Martin Sr., mother, Bennie Ethel Snipes Martin, and brother Frederick Martin. The family is at the home, 802 Eastwood Street, Anderson, SC 29621.
A Celebration of Life Service for Ollie Leon Martin, Jr. will be held on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at 3:30 pm Flat Rock A.M.E Church, Abbeville SC with Reverend Adam China, presiding and Reverend Bobby Lee, eulogist. Interment will follow in the... View Obituary & Service Information
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