ZEBULON - Bill Martin, 74, died Wednesday, April 25, 2012. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at Strickland Funeral Home, 211 W. Third St., Wendell. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens.

He retired from Mitchell Distributing Company after more than 35 years of service. He was preceded in death by his father, Roy Adams Martin; his mother, Minnie Martin Ward and husband, Robert; and brother, Freddie.

Surviving: wife, Judy Nichols Martin of the home; children, Tim Martin of Zebulon, Ann M. Bedner (Ryan) of Freeport, Fla.; three grandchildren; one step-grandchild.

Flowers accepted or memorials to Hospice of Wake County are welcome.

Arrangements are by Strickland Funeral Home, Wendell, www.stricklandfuneralhomes.net.