Thomas Martin Ill was born on January 17, 1943 in Montgomery, AL the oldest child of the late Hattie Lee and Thomas Martin, Jr.
He accepted Christ at an early age and joined the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Nathaniel Thomas in Montgomery, AL.
"Chico or Blue" as he was affectionately called was a very loving Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend. He enjoyed fishing and spending quality time with family and close friends.
On March 8, 2019, God decided to take his child from labor to reward. He was preceded in death by his loving parents, four brothers, Jessie, Frank, Willie Sr., and Fred Martin, nephews, Willie Jr. (Smooth) and Eric Dewayne Murphy (Tye).
His legacy of love will forever be cherished by his wife, Eula Martin, Columbus, OH; three sisters, Gloria Morris, Columbus, OH; Lola Martin, and Victoria Howard, both of Montgomery, AL; one brother, Sentell Martin, Montgomery, AL; two uncles, Willie Martin Sr. and Perry Martin Sr., both of Montgomery, AL; one aunt, Evangelist Dr. Essie Moss, Warren, Ml; a very special friend Vernadette Jackson, Montgomery, AL, and a host of other relatives and friends