It is with great sorrow that we share with you the passing of Hope Clinic's founder and medical director, Dr. William B. Martin.
On Friday, August 11, he had an accident at home. Even though the entire hospital, medical and surgical team did everything they could, he could not recover and went into the arms of the Lord on Saturday, August 12, in the afternoon. Fortunately, he didn't suffer and was surrounded by the love of his wife, children and loved ones.
For anyone wishing to send flowers or details of affection, his family asks that you please consider making a generous donation, in lieu of flowers, to allow Hope Clinic to maintain Dr. Martin's legacy and thus allowing his wonderful team of trained providers and staff to continue to care and serve all patients, no matter their circumstances or conditions.
Dr. William B. Martin, M.D. (Dr. Bill), age 82 of Lawrenceville, Georgia passed away on Saturday, August 12, 2023.
Dr. Martin was born in Anderson, South Carolina on July 1st, 1941. He was a graduate of Boys High in Anderson, SC, and attended the Citadel in Charleston, SC. He was a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Martin was a flight surgeon in Vietnam, as a Captain in the U.S. Army.
Upon returning home, Dr. Martin completed his residency and internship in the Emory-VA-Grady Health System. He practiced medicine in Gwinnett County for 52 years. In 2002, he founded his life's work, Hope Clinic.
When not dedicating his time to serving others, he could be found enjoying the company of his wife and two dogs, Sierra and Marlie, watching college football or the Atlanta Braves, pursuing his education in medicine, and working out. He dedicated the early hours of every morning to studying the teaching and becoming closer to Christ.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, August 19, 2023, in the Lawrenceville Chapel of Tim Stewart Funeral Home.
Dr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Sloan and Aldene Martin; and brother, Dr. Sloan Martin, M.D.
He is survived by his loving wife, Pamela Martin of Lawrenceville, GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Stephanie and Jim Brennan of Morris, CT and Jessica and Jesse Geller of Dacula, GA; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Karen Thompson of Atlanta, GA; son, William B. Martin, Jr. of Richmond, VA; son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Melania Martin of Costa Rica; grandchildren, Jay Mooney, Ansley Wingate, Nicholas Brennan, Savannah Thompson, Kylie Geller, Aiden Thompson, Alaina Geller, and Teagan Thompson; great-grandson, Owen Williams (Bo); sister-in-law, Ola Martin of Easley, SC; nephews, Sloan Martin, III of Duluth, GA and Kevin Martin of Washington, D.C.; the most wonderful staff and patients.
The family will receive friends 4:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Friday, August 18, 2023, at Tim Stewart Funeral Home, 300 Simonton Road SW, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30046. 770.962.3100.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that you consider donating towards carrying Dr. Martin’s legacy at the Hope Clinic to serve the patients that he so loved and dedicated his life to regardless of their circumstances. Donations can be made at https://www.hopeclinicgwinnett.info/
Please sign the online guest registry at www.stewartfh.com.