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Roy Lee Martin

September 25, 1956 — November 30, 2023

Tucson, Arizona

Roy Lee Martin, a beloved father, brother and uncle passed away on November 30, 2023, in Tucson, Arizona. He was born on September 25, 1956, in Bradley, Arkansas. Roy will be remembered for his career as a dedicated cook and his unwavering love for his family and friends.

Roy's culinary journey began in Hush Puppy and a local coffee shop in Texarkana. His passion for cooking led him to work at Popeye's and Sue's Fish and Chips in Tucson, where he delighted countless customers with his delicious creations. Roy's skills in the kitchen were unmatched, and he took immense pride in every dish he prepared.

Outside of the kitchen, Roy cherished the moments spent with his loved ones. One of his most treasured memories was surprising his daughter Tasha at her high school graduation. Roy managed to keep it a secret from her until that special day when he appeared in the crowd, filled with pride for his daughter's accomplishments.

Despite being known for his stubbornness and strong opinions during debates, Roy was an incredibly energetic and good-hearted person. He approached life with determination and always stood by what he believed was right. His vibrant personality left a lasting impression on everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.

Roy's educational foundation was laid at Washington High School in Texarkana, Arkansas. It was during these formative years that he developed a love for learning and acquired the skills that would shape his future.

In his spare time, Roy found solace in simple pleasures. He enjoyed fishing trips that allowed him to connect with nature and relax by the water. Additionally, Roy had a talent for fixing up cars; immersing himself in this hobby provided him with a creative outlet that brought him great joy.

One of Roy's proudest accomplishments was raising his daughter Tasha single-handedly. He devoted himself to her well-being and provided unwavering support throughout her life. Roy's dedication as a father serves as a testament to his love and commitment to his family.

Roy leaves behind a legacy of deep love and cherished memories. He is survived by his daughters, Latasha Nicole Bradley and Latasha Denise Martin, his son, Jackie, his brother, Ricky Lee Martin, his sisters Dorothy Ward, Alvina Pree, and Mary Katherine Warren, as well as his ten grandchildren. Roy's presence in their lives will be deeply missed, but his memory will continue to live on in the hearts of all who knew him.

A viewing to honor and celebrate Roy Lee Martin's life will be held on December 18, 2023, from 1:00 to 4:00 at Martinez Funeral Chapels - Tucson, located at 2580 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713.

Roy Lee Martin will forever be remembered for his culinary talents, unwavering love for his family, and vibrant spirit. His legacy serves as an inspiration for us all to approach life with energy and dedication. May he rest in eternal peace.

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Monday, December 18, 2023

1:00 - 4:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Martinez Funeral Chapels - Tucson

2580 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713

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