Charles "Chuck" Martin

August 4, 1943
September 8, 2022
Charleston, WV

Charles "Chuck" Martin

Charles Richard “Chuck” Martin, age 79, of Charleston, passed away Thursday September 8, 2022 at HospiceCare CAMC Memorial.
He was born August 4, 1943 in Norfolk, VA, son of the late Charles Emmett Martin and Virginia Schools Martin. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Kathryn Susan Fink.
Charles was a graduate of Huntington East High School, West Virginia State University (Bachelors), and Marshall University (Masters). He then served for over twenty-five years as a West Virginia State Trooper, and upon retirement as a 1st Lieutenant, taught Criminal Justice classes at Marshall University. He was an instructor at the WV State Police Academy. Charles had a love for flying and spending time with his “Lunch Bunch” friends from Mallory Airport.
Charles is survived by his daughter Kelly P. Hyre (Charles) of Winchester, VA; son, Richard Ray Martin (Tammy) of Dunbar; brother, Jerry Ray Martin (Carol) of Washington, WV; grandchildren, Sarah Huff (Bradford) of Winchester, VA and Abigail Hyre (Brian Chang) of Littleton, CO; numerous nieces and nephews.
A service to honor Charles’s life will be held at 10 am Monday September 12, 2022 at Snodgrass Funeral Home with Pastor Stephen Smith officiating. Interment will follow in White Chapel Memorial Park, Barboursville, WV with Masonic graveside rites by AF&AM # 35. The family will receive friends Sunday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to: Shriners Hospital for Children, c/o Beni Kedem Temple, 100 Quarrier St. Charleston, WV 25301.
Friends may share condolences at our website
Snodgrass Funeral Home is assisting the family with these arrangements.
4 replies
  1. J. P. Bragg WVSP (Ret) says:

    My heartfelt condolences are extended to Chucks family. Chuck and I graduated from the WV State Police Academy together with the 23rd Cadet Class. I will always remember Chuck as a gentleman, honest in his dealings and a very dear friend. His struggles in life weren’t in vein as he touched many lives in a positive manner. May Almighty God be with each of you during this most difficult time and may my friend Rest In Piece!


    RIP Chuck. I’ll never forget the times spent with you and Susan. The many hours of playing Clue and Trivial Pursuit. The trip to Cancun, Mexico which was quite interesting.
    Now you are with the love of your life Susan. You were an honorable man and will be missed by many.
    May your family and friends find comfort and peace in the days to come.

  3. Karl Grandstaff says:

    Chuck was a long time neighbor and friend. Things will not be the same without him. God’s rest my friend.

  4. Chris Barnes says:

    I had the privilege of flying with Chuck for many years and eventually became is unofficial chief pilot. No other job I would have rather had. Rest In Peace Chuck. The seafood in heaven is probably out of this world!

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  • Sunday, September 11
  • 5:00 to 7:00 pm

Funeral Service

  • Monday, September 12
  • 10:00 am