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Dr. Glen Ray Martin

Dr. Glen Ray Martin, 93, Bullock, passed away October 23, 2022, from cancer at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham. He was born February 9, 1929, to Stephen and Elizabeth Martin of Flat Rock, Illinois.

Survivors include his wife Carol Martin (nee Parrish), daughters Lynda Cramer (Bob), Cynthia Shahed, Julie High, Kolina Edwards (Keith), Kristie Whitney (David), son Kevin Martin (Lihua), and daughter-in-law Deloris Easley. He is also survived by many, many grandchildren, adopted grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, sisters and brothers, Dr. Martin was preceded in death by son Kenneth Martin.

Dr. Martin earned his Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Southern Illinois Normal University, his Master of Theology degree at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and his Doctor of Education degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois.

He and his family served as foreign missionaries in Malaysia from 1956-1963 where Glen studied at the Chinese Language Institute in Kuala Lumpur, was an administrator/professor at Georgetown Theological Seminary, and served as pastor of Georgetown Baptist Church on the island of Penang. Following mission work he became head of the Liberal Studies Division of the Singapore Polytechnic, University of Singapore. After finishing his doctoral studies in 1968, he started his 28-year career as Director of the University Counseling Center and Professor of Counselor Education at North Carolina Central University. He also served as an adjunct professor for Eastern Washington University and Webster University. Following retirement, he was engaged in private counseling practice with his wife Carol. Glen was a member of many professional groups and served on the governing boards of these and other professional organizations.

He served as Associate Pastor of Stovall United Methodist Church, where he loved serving the community. He made many deep connections where he is much loved throughout. He was president of the South Granville Rotary Club 1997-1998 and 2000-2001. Glen was appointed by the Governor of NC in 2002 to a three-year term on the North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and re-appointed for another three-year term in 2005. He is a recipient of the Governor’s “Order of the Long Leaf Pine.”

A celebration of Glen’s inspiring life journey will be held at Eakes Funeral Home on Wednesday, October 26 with a visitation at 10:00am, service at 11:00am, and a graveside prayer at Carolina Memorial Gardens immediately following.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Stovall United Methodist Church, 109 US 15, Stovall, NC 27582 with attention to Treasurer, Michelle Cash (919-693-3976).


  • Bonnie Posted October 25, 2022 6:48 pm

    Dr Martin was an extraordinary person with many talents. Some I didn’t even know about until I read his eulogy. Shows how remarkable he really was. Never boasted! A very kind soft spoken leader. He will be miss dearly.

  • Jerry Fye Posted October 25, 2022 7:28 pm

    Glen was a great guy. had many many good times with him and Carol. he was a great uncle thru marriage, will sure miss him.

  • Sandra Currin Posted October 26, 2022 12:59 am

    We will deeply miss Dr Glenn Martin he not only was our associate Pastor but was a wonderful friend and a brother in Christ.He impacted our lives in so many ways but the one thing that truly touched my heart was his love for God and his faith. We at Stovall Methodist Church was truly blessed to have Dr.Glenn as a member and a friend and a brother in Christ we love you and will deeply miss you but through our wonderful savior Jesus Christ we will see you again Mr Martin.Our love and prayers go out to his wife and children and grandchildren and great grandchildren.🙏♥️🤗

  • Cathy jenkins Posted October 29, 2022 12:39 pm

    Carol , I’m so sorry to hear of Glens death and for your loss. May God be with you and comfort you and your family in this time of sorrow and grief. God Bless!

  • Louise Glenn Posted November 5, 2022 8:26 pm

    Carol, I’m so sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. I owed him so much as he helped me to complete my counseling degree, supported my work both in the profession and later encouraged and supported me in NC Counseling Association Leadership. Carol, I’m thinking of you, too, because you both assisted and encouraged me as well in counseling. How fortunate am I that I had the opportunity to know Glen AND Carol. My devotion and respect always – thinking of you warmly with my best regards – and wishing you comfort in grief – Louise Glenn

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