W. Wayne Martin was born on June 2, 1935, to the late Weldon and Ruth (Edwards) Martin in Lynn County, TX. He graduated from Tahoka High School in1952 and entered the US Army, serving with the Special Forces. Following his discharge from military service he attended Texas Tech University. Wayne married the love of his life, Eugenia McCullough on September 3, 1957, in Lubbock. In 1964, he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He was a member of LakeRidge United Methodist Church. Wayne worked in the agriculture industry his entire career, retiring from PYCO Industries in 2003 as CEO of the company. After his retirement he enjoyed spending time at the Lubbock Country Club playing golf with the Noon Group.
Survivors include his wife, Eugenia Martin, a daughter, Debbie Bowen; a son, Grady Martin and wife Tammie all of Lubbock; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanell Edwards and husband Melvin of Lubbock; and two brothers, Fred Martin and wife, Linda of Tahoka, and Bobby Martin and wife, Sherry of Lubbock.
Memorials are suggested to Hospice of Lubbock, 3702 21st Street, Lubbock, Texas 79410 or the Texas Boys Ranch, P.O. Box 5665, Lubbock, Texas 79408.