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Official Obituary of

Buford Saunders (Sonny) Martin, Jr

April 5, 1939 ~ March 28, 2024 (age 84) 84 Years Old

Buford Martin, Jr Obituary

Mr. Buford Saunders “Sonny” Martin, Jr. age 84, of Davidson County passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 28, 2024 at his home after years of declining health.  He was born on April 5, 1939 in Forsyth County to the late Bessie Craddock Martin and Buford Saunders Martin, Sr.  Sonny graduated R.J. Reynolds High School in 1957, retired from Stroh’s Brewery and Rays Cycle Shop.  He was an avid deer hunter and outdoorsman. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Eddie Martin: sister and brother-in-law, Ramona and Bill Burke; and son-in-law, Jack Clodfelter.

He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Bonnie Martin of the home; three daughters, LuAnn Chico and husband Gino of Arcadia, Gina Clodfelter, and Donna Brendle and husband Bobby, both of Winston-Salem; daughter-in-law, Stella Martin of Barren Springs, VA; ten grandchildren, Brandi Latham (Kenny), J.W. Brendle (Jenn), Brandon Brendle (Erica), Josh Brendle, Jacob Brendle, Christopher Clodfelter, Jennifer Clodfelter, Ted Clodfelter (Lane), Sharon Henderson (Dylan), and Brenna Smith; ten great-grandchildren, Ethan and Lillian Latham, Bentley, Keeleigh, Kaine, Landyn, and Leegan Brendle, Allie and Hailie Clodfelter, and Oakley Henderson; and canine companion, Gracie.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 2, 2024 at Parklawn Memorial Park with Rev. John Mabe officiating.  The family will receive friends Monday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home, 10301 N. NC Hwy 109, Winston-Salem.  Memorials may be made to Hospice of Davidson County, 200 Hospice Way, Lexington, NC 27292.

The family expresses sincere gratitude to Sonny’s caregivers, Karen, Serenity, Devona, and Corrine.

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April 1, 2024

6:00 AM to 8:00 PM
J.C. Green Funeral Home
10301 N NC Hwy 109
Winston Salem, NC 27107

Graveside Service
April 2, 2024

11:00 AM
Parklawn Memorial Park


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