Bill Martin Jr.
William "Bill" Alfred Martin Jr., 90, a native and former resident of Chattanooga, passed away on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at his home in Huntsville, Ala. Bill graduated from Chattanooga High School and Georgia Tech graduating with a degree in architecture and received a post graduate diploma from Ecole des Beaux Arts in Fontainbleau, France. Bill served as a second lieutenant in the Army Air Force and served as a bomber pilot during WWII 1942-45 and the Strategic Air Command 1951-52. He returned to civilian life and joined his father to form Martin and Martin Architects. Among his notable projects were the First Baptist Church, J. Russell Brown School, Wildwood Health Center and Alhambra Shrine Temple. After his father retired, he worked at Selmon T. Franklin Architects. He also served as the president of the local American Institute of Architects in 1974 and on the board for many years. In his later years, he was an active member of Rivermont and Creeks Bend Golf and Country Clubs. Bill and Rob enjoyed traveling with their friends and playing on golf courses throughout the south. Bill was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Anna Rob Keith Martin. Survivors include his son, Michael (Helen) Martin, of Huntsville, Ala.; daughter, Cynthia Martin (Paul) Ehrig, of Houston, Texas; daughter, Christine Martin (Bill) Kling, of Stuart, Fla.; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in the Jack H. McEwen Chapel, First Baptist Churchof First Baptist Church, Golden Gateway with Dr. Thomas Quisenberry officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today at the funeral home and 1-2 p.m. Saturday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel Bible Village. Condolences may be shared at www.lanefh.com. Arrangements by Lane Funeral Home, Ashland Terrace, 877-3524.