May 22, 1945 - January 17, 2021
On Sunday, January 17, 2021, Ronald Wayne Martin, loving husband and father of five, entered into eternal life at the age of 75.
Ron was born on May 22, 1945, in Port Arthur, Texas, to Kerney and Lucille Martin. Raised in Houston, he graduated from Stephen F. Austin High School in 1963 and settled in Kingwood, Texas, in 1984. He was a self-professed “IT nerd” and worked in Information Technology for Pennzoil and Shell Oil for more than 30 years, retiring in 2004.
Known for his boundless intelligence and wit, matched only by the depth and breadth of his kindness and compassion, Ron led a joyous life focused on family, friends and service to his church and community. An active member of Kingwood United Methodist Church, he loved his church family and participated in the Walk to Emmaus #87, which further deepened his faith. He had a passion for prison ministry and volunteered with Kairos Prison Ministry and The Oaks of Righteousness.
Ron is survived by Karen Martin, his wife of 21 years; son Bryan Pawlik and wife Tina; daughters Lisa Walsh and husband David, Tracy Waterfallen and husband Kevin, Amy Martin, and Jamie Pawlik and wife Amanda; grandchildren Kelby and Kyla Waterfallen, Erykah and Ashlynn Pawlik, and Veronica Walsh; sister Janice Bland; nephew and niece Larry Bland and Sherrie Galaway; grandnieces Sarah Galaway and Tyler Bland; and Karen’s sister/cousin Martha McAllister. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew Paul Bland.
A private family memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 26, at Darst Funeral Home at 1 p.m. CT. The family invites you to watch the service online at https://www.oneroomstreaming.com/view/authorise.php?k=161126783796666 and welcomes contributions in Ron’s memory to Kairos of Texas – Hightower, PO Box 6086, Humble, TX 77347 and The Oaks of Righteousness, PO Box 1731, Humble, TX 77347.
A private family memorial service will be held for Mr. Martin On Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 1 pm. Livestreaming is available through the Darst Funeral Home website.