Gordon Fleming Martens

April 8, 2016
Gordon Fleming Martens

Gordon Fleming Martens, 95, died peacefully in his sleep at home on April 8, 2016 after a short illness.

Mr. Martens was born May 25, 1920 in Boones Mill, Virginia and was raised in Portsmouth Virginia. A World War II veteran, he served in the US Navy aboard the USS Cunningham in the Pacific theater. He married the love of his life, Bettie Frances “Frankie” Martins, in 1945 and they were married until her death in 1999. A pharmacist, Mr. Martens moved to Williamsburg in 1953 and was part owner of the College Pharmacy on Duke of Gloucester Street for more than 30 years. In 2002, he married Martha Pitts Redden. Mr. Martens was a devoted husband and father, always putting others’ needs ahead of his own. He had a quick wit and a love of baseball, books, and Broadway musicals. He is survived by a daughter, The Rev. Ann Fleming Martens, of Arlington Virginia; a son, Gordon Fleming Martens, Jr. and his wife, Ellen, of Houston, Texas; and a step-daughter, Marla Jackson and her husband, Bruce, of Yorktown, Virginia.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at Bruton Parish Church with The Rt. Rev. David C. Jones officiating. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either Riverside Hospice, 12420 Warwick Blvd, 6E , Newport News, VA 23606  or the Alzheimers Association, P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011. (His wife, Frankie, died of Alzheimers.)


Service

Saturday, April 16, 2016
12:00 AM

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church - Directions
201 West Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

Burial

Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bruton Parish Episcopal Church - Directions
201 West Duke of Gloucester Street
Williamsburg, VA 23185

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