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Glen Ray Martin

Dr. Glen Ray Martin, 93, Bullock, passed away October 23, 2022, from cancer at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. He was born February 9, 1929, to Stephen and Elizabeth Martin of Flat Rock, Illinois.

Survivors include his wife Carol Martin (nee Parrish), daughters Lynda Cramer, Cynthia Shahed, Julie High, Kolina Edwards (Keith), Kristie Whitney (David), son Kevin Martin (Lihua), and daughter-in-law Deloris Easley. He is also survived by many, many grandchildren, adopted grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, sisters and brothers, Dr. Martin was preceded in death by son Kenneth Martin.

Dr. Martin earned his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Southern Illinois Normal University, his Master of Theology degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois.

He and his family served as foreign missionaries in Malaysia from 1956-1963 where Glen studied at the Chinese Language Institute in Kuala Lumpur, was an administrator/professor at Georgetown Theological Seminary, and served as pastor of Georgetown Baptist Church on the island of Penang. Following mission work he became head of the Liberal Studies Division of the Singapore Polytechnic, University of Singapore. After finishing his doctoral studies in 1968, he started his 28-year career as Director of the University Counseling Center and Professor of Counselor Education at North Carolina Central University. He also served as an adjunct professor for Eastern Washington University and Webster University. Following retirement, he was engaged in private counseling practice with his wife Carol. Glen was a member of many professional groups and served on the governing boards of these and other professional organizations.

He served as Associate Pastor of Stovall United Methodist Church, where he loved serving the community. He made many deep connections where he is much loved throughout. He was president of the South Granville Rotary Club 1997-1998 and 2000-2001. Glen was appointed by the Governor of NC in 2002 to a three-year term on the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and re-appointed for another three-year term in 2005. He is a recipient of the Governor's "Order of the Long Leaf Pine."

A celebration of Glen's inspiring life journey will be held at Eakes Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 26 with a visitation at 10:00am, service at 11:00am, and a graveside prayer at Carolina Memorial Gardens immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Stovall United Methodist Church, 109 US 15, Stovall, NC 27582 with attention to Treasurer, Michelle Cash (919-693-3976).

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Arrangements are by Eakes Funeral Home of Creedmoor.