Martin Boyd Coyner III died September 6th in Williamsburg, VA at the age of sixty-one. He lived for many years in Norfolk, VA, but his last six months were in Williamsburg, VA.
He was born in Richmond, VA July 7th, 1952. The son of M. Boyd Coyner Jr., emeritus professor of history at the College of William and Mary, and of his wife Betsie Gilmer Coyner daughter of the late professor and president of Hampden Sydney College, Thomas E. Gilmer and of his wife Betty Winston Gilmer.
Martin graduated from James Blair High School in Williamsburg, VA and received a B.A. with honors from James Madison University in 1976. Before retirement he served with the civil service at the Naval Operational Base in Norfolk, VA. Martin was as well known for his strong Christian faith as for his encyclopedic knowledge of world geography.
Martin is survived by his parents, his wife, Chantel Winkler of Cheaspeake, VA, two sisters, Meredith Klemm (Andy) of Glen Allen, VA, and Ruth Bell (Lewis) of Jackson, MS and brother Thomas Coyner of Willamsburg, and six nieces and nephews (Jack, Anna, Megan, Dabney, Peter and Winston).
Services will be held Tuesday, September 10th. Family will receive friends from 12:30 to 2:00 pm, with the funeral beginning at 2:00 at Bucktrout Funeral Home in Williamsburg.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to World Challenge Inc., P.O. Box 260, Lindale, TX 75771-9990 or worldchallenge.org/mission.