William L. Martin, a devoted husband, loving father, and esteemed member of the community, passed away on July 23, 2023, in Greensboro, North Carolina, at the age of 72. Born on June 13, 1951, in Brooklyn, New York, William lived a life filled with dedication and service to others.
After completing his education, William embarked on a distinguished career in law enforcement. He first served with honor as a member of the New York City Police Department before transitioning to the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department, where he continued to make a difference for many years.
Outside of his professional life, William found immense joy and fulfillment in his role as a family man. He shared 44 wonderful years of marriage with his beloved spouse, Colleen Martin. Together, they created a loving home and raised three children: Brian, Beth (Tony), and Michael (Kirby) Martin. William’s devotion to his family was evident in the countless cherished memories they shared throughout the years.
In addition to his immediate family, William is survived by his brother, Robert “Bob” Martin, and his adoring grandchildren: Andrew, Kylee, Luke, Michael, and Benjamin. He also leaves behind several nieces and nephews who will forever remember his kind and gentle spirit.
William was preceded in death by his late parents, Audrey and William Martin.
A funeral mass will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, August 2, 2023, at St. Paul Apostle Catholic Church, 2715 Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro, NC 27410.
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