William L. Martin

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William L. Martin

June 13, 1951 ~ July 23, 2023 (age 72)


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.


Funeral Mass

Wednesday, August 2, 2023
11:00 AM
St. Paul The Apostle Catholic Church (Horse Pen Creek Road, Greensboro, NC) Directions
, NC

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  • August 15, 2023
    Alan Bialkowski says:
    God bless and comfort the spirit of this wonderful friend.

  • July 26, 2023
    Marionette Baxter says:
    Tom and I send our condolences with love. He loved his wife and family tremendously. He was a strong example of love, kindness, and compassion which is seen in his family. His memory will live on through them.

  • July 26, 2023
    Marionette and Tom lit a candle:
    Lit since July 26, 2023 at 7:39:13 PM

  • July 26, 2023
    Jeff Blank says:
    Bob, Colleen and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure to meet Bill, hire him and work together at Friendly Center. He was a great worker, co-worker and friend. We talked daily about Baseball, especially the NY Yankees and Bob's team the Mets. Bill was also a great supporter of Crime stoppers of High Point, always buying tickets and attending every annual fundraiser. I will miss his sense of humor and his NY accent that he kept even after all these years. One day we will see him again and I look forward to continue our Baseball discussions. For now he is surrounded by his other "Brothers & Sisters in Blue". May God Bless him.

  • July 25, 2023
    Kathy collins says:
    Colleen I am so sorry for your loss. I can't say I know how you feel but I know your heart is breaking. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you the kids and the grands my heart is broken for all of you. Please know even though we haven't talked in a while I have thought about you alot. I am available to talk whenever you need someone. You were always so good to listen to my family drama and I am here for you just to listen if you need someone. I miss you and love you dearly Please let me know if you need anything. Love you my dear friend. Kathy

  • July 25, 2023
    Maggie Morris says:
    Sending love and peace to you and your family Colleen. It was a pleasure to know Bill and he was always kind to me. He fought hard. God bless you all during this difficult time.

  • July 25, 2023
    Robert Muller posted an image:
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