Gregory Martin

Gregory Martin

Gregory Lawrence Martin, 50, of Kitty Hawk, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at The Outer Banks Hospital. He was born in Norfolk, VA, attended Norfolk Catholic School, graduated from Maury High School, and was an avid golfer, surfer, and snow skier. Greg was a very caring and outgoing individual who would do anything for anybody.

His unique group of friends he had, every one of them considered him to be an icon and a role model to all. Finding the bright side in every situation  and always having that big smile on his face, his family and friends will never forget.

Greg is survived by his wife, Rhonda Elaine Hansen of the residence; a son, Robert Lane Martin of the residence; his parents, Robert Vincent Martin and Mary Kathryn Martin of Norfolk; three sisters, Kathe Zarate of Kill Devil Hills and Ann Corletto and Elizabeth Studer both of Norfolk; and a brother, Mark Vincent Martin of Chesapeake.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 19 at Christ the King Catholic Church on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, Virginia at 6pm., followed by a gathering at the home of his parents.

There will also be celebration of his life held in Kitty Hawk at the Lillian Beach Access on Saturday, October 27 at 2pm., followed by a gathering at Longboards Island Grill.

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo, NC is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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  1. Doug Roughton and Kay Proth on October 10th, 2012 5:34 pm

    Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all the family. Greg
    was extremely well liked by everyone who knew him and always offered his help to anyone he thought needed it.
    He will be sorely missed.

  2. Lori Brooks on October 11th, 2012 4:28 pm

    Only the good die young. I will remember Greg’s smiling eyes and face always. May peace come to you as you cherish the wonderful remembrance of Greg and his always-positive attitude. Love from Lori, Jeff, Phil & Dave

  3. John Hayes on October 11th, 2012 5:28 pm

    So sorry to hear about Greg. All my prayers are with with the family. He was such a great guy.

  4. George Lurie on October 12th, 2012 1:17 am

    My prayers and condolences go out to the entire Martin family and especially to his wife Rhonda and son Robert. May you always have cherished memories of your husband and father.

  5. Carol Castellow on October 12th, 2012 11:40 am

    Rhonda and Turtle,
    Allen and I just found out about Greg. We are so sorry for your loss. Please let us know if there is anything we can do.

    Carol and Allen

  6. Rosie Hayes Sheriff on October 12th, 2012 1:33 pm

    Dear Mr. & Mrs. Martin, Rhonda, Lane, Kathe, Ann, Mark, Beth, & all your families: so saddened to hear of Greg’s passing, you must all be in shock. He’ll be looking out for all of you from up above with that huge smile I’ll never forget. I’m sending heartfelt prayers & hugs. Love you all. Rosie xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

  7. The Price Family on October 17th, 2012 8:10 am

    Our prayers are with you and all your families of Mr. Greg.

  8. Sharon PRIVETT on October 18th, 2012 8:06 pm

    Dear Kay, Bob and Beth,
    Vaughan and I are saddened by your loss.
    We pray that God will surround you and bring you peace.

    Sharon ,Vaughan

  9. Lou and Betsy Mason on October 19th, 2012 5:10 am

    Dear Bobby and Kay, Our prayers are with you and yours at this time of great loss.
    Love Lou and Betsy

  10. Kathy (Sonner) Eppright on October 19th, 2012 12:49 pm

    My dad gave me the sad news today about Greg. Please know you all are in my prayers. I have fond memories of Greg from the happy days I spent at the Martins house.

  11. Leslie Williams on October 19th, 2012 2:10 pm

    Dear Beth and Family: My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this terrible time. I remember Greg as always being a happy person @ CTK and when I was at the Martin house a few times. My mother also, said she gives her condolences to your Parents as well. Thinking of you.

  12. Laurie Walsh Woodruff on October 20th, 2012 7:11 pm

    So sorry to learn of your great loss. I have many fond memories of Greg from CTK and NCHS. My prayers and condolences to Greg’s family. My dad, Eddie Walsh sends his condolences as well to Bobby.

  13. Gigi Sonner on October 20th, 2012 9:12 pm

    Dear Martin Family, I am so sorry to hear the sad news. Greg was a wonderful guy. I have so many fond memories of our days together at CTK and NCHS, and it was always so wonderful to cross paths with him over the years: he was always so happy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Gigi

  14. Michael Hardee on October 24th, 2012 8:37 am

    My sincere condolences to each of you in this great time of sorrow. Greg’s frienship helped shape who I am today. I truely regret losing touch with him. The world will miss his exuberant smile and joyous nature. I will cheris the memories of our innocence of childhood and our wild teenage years. Know that my love and prayers go out to your whole family
    God Bless, Mike

  15. Denny Zegan on October 26th, 2012 6:17 pm

    Dear Rhonda & family:Very shocked & saddened to find out about Greg’s sudden passing. My deepest condolences to you & all. I was just talking to Greg on Oct.1 and found out about his
    passing when I returned to OBX recently.
    He was a great friendly,humorous guy to know & will be missed.My prayers are with you all. All the best & God bless.
    Denny Z.

  16. Jennifer & Chris Bertagnolli on January 18th, 2013 3:29 pm

    Dear Rhonda and Lane,

    I just found out about this today… I’m soo sorry to hear of your loss. We will miss Greg’s smiling face and his willingness to help others all the time! I will always remember the many good times we had in VB almost every weekend and then at the OBX. Please let us know if you need anything! We are less than 1 hour away. Love you both…

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