Lester Poindexter Martin Jr.
Published 9:20 am Monday, February 24, 2020
Mr. Lester Poindexter Martin Jr., 95, died Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020.
He was a lifelong resident of Mocksville and Farmington, born June 21, 1924, to the late Dr. Lester P. and Helen Bahnson Martin. His brother, George, with whom he practiced law with for 18 years,died in 2018.
Survivors: his wife, Elizabeth; 2 sons, Pete and Bob (Laura); and a granddaughter, Elizabeth.
He was Mocksville’s first Eagle Scout, he represented Davie County in the 1961 and 1963 General Assembly; was a State Bar Councilor and a trustee for Appalachian State University; had served on several committees and was Parliamentarian of the State Baptist Convention; was Grand Master of North Carolina Masons in the 1991; was a Chief District Court Judge, a Superior Court Judge and an Emergency Judge for numerous years; and was Chairman of the Pulpit Committee that brought Charles Bullock to Mocksville, which he considered his crowning achievement.
As a veteran of the U.S. Army, he served his country in China, Burma and India in World War II and received the Air Medal and the Distinguished Flying Cross.
A memorial service was conducted at 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 23 in the Lester Martin Courtroom. His niece, the Rev. Elizabeth W. Libbey, officiated. The family received relatives and friends from 6-8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 at Lambert Graham Funeral Home in Mocksville.
No memorials please.