Thomas Alfred Martin,
Thomas Alfred Martin, IV,
50, a man of great vision, passionate devotion, and impeccable talent,
who gave his life for the work of God to be a blessing to his fellow man,
took his rightful place among the host of faithful witnesses in Heaven
on Dec. 20, 2014.
Mr. Martin was born the
son of Thomas Alfred Martin III and Iris Jones Martin on April 12, 1964
in Conway, SC. He grew up in Georgetown, SC where he was a 1982 graduate
of Winyah High School; he attended Emanuel College and earned his Masterís
in Worship Studies from the Institute of Worship Studies in Florida. His
career in music and worship spanned his entire life taking him to various
places throughout the United States and around the world. Over the
past twelve years Mr. Martin was the Director of Music at the Georgetown
Presbyterian Church. He was the artistic director for the Indigo
Choral Society; and Chairman of the Winyah Auditorium Corp. Board of Directors.
He leaves behind:
two daughters, Hannah Martin and Molly Martin; two grandchildren, Ian and
Leah; a sister, Susan (Luiz) Martin Stox Yamashita; a nephew, Thomas T.
Yamashita; and many Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins.
He was predeceased
by: his parents.
A Celebration of Life Service
will be 2 pm, Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Georgetown Presbyterian Church.
Officiating will be Rev. Stephen Wilkins and Rev. William Puckett, Jr.,
pastors of Georgetown Presbyterian Church. Also participating in the service
will be Mr. Martinís lifelong friend, Rev. Timothy McKenzie.
A reception honoring Mr.
Martin, who was the Georgetown Presbyterian Church Minister of Music, will
follow in the church fellowship hall.
A Musical Tribute to Thom
Martin is being planned at the Winyah Auditorium, the date will be announced.
This tribute will include many of the choirs, soloists, and musicians trained,
blessed, and touched by the musical abilities of Thom Martin.
McKenzie Funeral Home is
honored to serve the Martin family