“Joe Daddy” Martin, 78, of Orange passed away Saturday, Feb. 11, in Dequincy, LA.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 14, at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville. Officiating will be the Rev. Kevin Brown, Evangelist Lyndon Longoria and the Rev. Wesley Blanton. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday at First Baptist Church in Mauriceville.

“Joe Daddy” was born Nov. 10, 1933 in Woodville to Ernest and Eva Gay (Risinger) Martin. He served in the United States Army and later retired from Texaco after 32 years. “Joe Daddy” was a member and deacon of Oakwood Baptist Church and was the backbone of “The Martin Family Ministry”. He was a simple man who was dedicated to his family and honored God with his life. He will be missed by many and his memory will live on through the many lives he touched.

He is preceded in death by his parents and son, Joey Martin, and is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, “Mama Pat” Martin of Orange; daughters, Patti Martin Williams and husband, John of Vidor, Lisa Martin of Mauriceville, Julie McDaniel of Orange and Lindsay Russell Martin of Lake Charles; grandchildren, Sarah Martin, Hope Martin and Jade Hollier. “Joe Daddy” is also survived by his brother, William “Chris” Martin of Woodville and nieces and nephews, April Martin, William Martin and Murphy Martin.

For those that desire, memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church of Mauriceville – Building Fund, 11540 HWY 12, Orange, TX 77632.

Serving as pallbearers will be Kent Newell, Buddy Nusom, William Martin, Brandon Gill, Jack Cook, Scott Newell, John Jackson and Terry Strack.