Lowell Martin


Funeral services for Lowell Martin of Kilgore will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 3, at The Word of Truth Tabernacle with Bishop Michael McCarty officiating. Burial will follow at Pirtle Cemetery under the direction of Cunningham Funeral Home. Viewing is from 1-7 p.m. on Friday, February 2. No wake will be held.

Lowell was born on Monday, August 25, 1958 in Kilgore to the parentage of James Maurice and Avis Neal Martin. He was the youngest of four children. He died on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at the Willows in Kilgore.

At an early age he united with Harmony Pirtle Baptist Church.

He attended the Kilgore Independent School District and was a member of the Class of 1978.

His working days were in the manufacturing industry resulting in retirement from Kilgore Ceramics/Mansfield Plumbing after 22 years of service.

He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Brenda Martin Johnson and brother Wyatt Martin.

He is survived by his children: daughter Shakundra L. Martin, Houston, and son Carziel O. Martin, Longview; brother and sister-in-law, Larry M and Willie Bea Martin, Overton; longtime companion, Waynetta M. Jackson, Kilgore; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.