Born in Laurens, he was a son of the late Ellis Martin, Sr. and Sue Coleman Martin. Ellis retired from Laurens Glass Plant with 35 years of service and after retirement he worked at Laurens County Hospital. He was an active member of New Prospect Baptist Church where he was a former deacon, youth leader, and softball and basketball coach.
Surviving in addition to his loving wife of 50 years are his daughter, Beverly Martin Burns of Laurens; grandchildren, Coleman Davis, Bryson Davis, and Bayley Burns; brother, Johnny Martin and wife Janice of Mountville; sister, Elaine Martin of Laurens; loving brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, July 22, 2017, at New Prospect Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Phil Hall with burial following in the church cemetery.
The family will be at the residence and will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Saturday.
Memorials may be made to New Prospect Baptist Church, 4996 Highway 221 South, Laurens, SC 29360.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.