Dr. Marvin B. Martin Bryan, Texas Obituary

Dr. Marvin B. Martin

<p>Dr. Marvin Bruce Martin was born in Kewanee, Illinois September 1, 1946, the son of Marion and Lucille Martin. His death was May 13, 2024, in Bryan Texas. He grew up on a family farm near Galva, Illinois and was involved in 4-H and FFA. He was an excellent student at Wethersfield High School graduating as Salutatorian in the class of 1964. He attended Iowa State University graduating with a B.S in 1968 and a PhD in 1974 in agricultural economics. His doctoral dissertation, under the mentorship of Dr. George Ladd, was entitled “An Economic Analysis of Quality and Grading in Corn Marketing”. While a student at Iowa State University he joined the ROTC, but prior to active duty he entered the College of Law at the University of Illinois. Upon completion of his active duty with an assignment in the Quartermaster Corps stationed in Germany, he returned to the University of Illinois and completed his JD in 1979. He was admitted to the bar in 1981. He joined the faculty at Texas A&amp;M University in College Station and taught agricultural law. He pursued graduate education with Master of Law degrees from the University of Arkansas (1989, Agricultural Law), Boston University School of Law (1989, American Banking Law), and Southern Methodist University (1990). He remained in the US Army Reserves and was called back for active duty in Washington DC and in Bosnia. He retired from the US Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. </p><p>Upon completion of his advanced law degrees, Dr. Marvin Martin opened a private law practice in Brazos County, Bryan, Texas. He specialized in criminal defense, estate planning, and real estate law. He served many clients with limited resources. He was a very caring person who made special efforts to assist homeless people or others needing special legal assistance. He owned and managed rental properties in Bryan, Texas. His life reflected caring for others which he learned from the nurturing of his mother. He especially enjoyed gathering with his immediate family at Christmas, sharing in his brother and sister-in-law’s 50th wedding anniversary, and traveling with his brother’s extended family to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. Just prior to his passing he was able to travel by boat on the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Memphis. </p><p>He was preceded in death by his parents Marion and Lucille Martin. Remaining are his brother Dr. Marshall Martin (wife Dr. Berdine Martin) of West Lafayette, Indiana, a niece Dr. Melanie Dodd (husband Paul and children Brian and Kyle) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a nephew Matthew Martin (wife Amy and children Emma and Molly) of Matthews, North Carolina. </p><p>A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at 12:30pm, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in the Chapel of Trevino Smith Funeral Home; with a Reception to follow in the dining area of Trevino Smith Funeral Home. </p><p>The family would like to give special thanks to &nbsp;Ronnie, Phillis, and, Lynn White for their help during Dr. Martin's time of need. As well as, Linda Nicola and Katie Harper Onstott for their help throughout the years. </p><p>In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Dr. Marvin Martin's name.&nbsp; </p><p>&nbsp; </p>
September 1, 1946 - May 13, 202409/01/194605/13/2024
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Dr. Marvin Bruce Martin was born in Kewanee, Illinois September 1, 1946, the son of Marion and Lucille Martin. His death was May 13, 2024, in Bryan Texas. He grew up on a family farm near Galva, Illinois and was involved in 4-H and FFA. He was an excellent student at Wethersfield High School graduating as Salutatorian in the class of 1964. He attended Iowa State University graduating with a B.S in 1968 and a PhD in 1974 in agricultural economics. His doctoral dissertation, under the mentorship of Dr. George Ladd, was entitled “An Economic Analysis of Quality and Grading in Corn Marketing”. While a student at Iowa State University he joined the ROTC, but prior to active duty he entered the College of Law at the University of Illinois. Upon completion of his active duty with an assignment in the Quartermaster Corps stationed in Germany, he returned to the University of Illinois and completed his JD in 1979. He was admitted to the bar in 1981. He joined the faculty at Texas A&M University in College Station and taught agricultural law. He pursued graduate education with Master of Law degrees from the University of Arkansas (1989, Agricultural Law), Boston University School of Law (1989, American Banking Law), and Southern Methodist University (1990). He remained in the US Army Reserves and was called back for active duty in Washington DC and in Bosnia. He retired from the US Army with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Upon completion of his advanced law degrees, Dr. Marvin Martin opened a private law practice in Brazos County, Bryan, Texas. He specialized in criminal defense, estate planning, and real estate law. He served many clients with limited resources. He was a very caring person who made special efforts to assist homeless people or others needing special legal assistance. He owned and managed rental properties in Bryan, Texas. His life reflected caring for others which he learned from the nurturing of his mother. He especially enjoyed gathering with his immediate family at Christmas, sharing in his brother and sister-in-law’s 50th wedding anniversary, and traveling with his brother’s extended family to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone National Parks. Just prior to his passing he was able to travel by boat on the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Memphis.

He was preceded in death by his parents Marion and Lucille Martin. Remaining are his brother Dr. Marshall Martin (wife Dr. Berdine Martin) of West Lafayette, Indiana, a niece Dr. Melanie Dodd (husband Paul and children Brian and Kyle) of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and a nephew Matthew Martin (wife Amy and children Emma and Molly) of Matthews, North Carolina.

A Memorial Service with Military Honors will be held at 12:30pm, Thursday, May 23, 2024, in the Chapel of Trevino Smith Funeral Home; with a Reception to follow in the dining area of Trevino Smith Funeral Home.

The family would like to give special thanks to  Ronnie, Phillis, and, Lynn White for their help during Dr. Martin's time of need. As well as, Linda Nicola and Katie Harper Onstott for their help throughout the years.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to St. Jude Children's Hospital in Dr. Marvin Martin's name. 

 

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May
23
Memorial Service
Thursday, May 23 2024
12:30 PM
Chapel of Treviño-Smith Funeral Home
2610 S. Texas Avenue
Bryan, TX 77802
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23
Reception
Thursday, May 23 2024
01:00 PM
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