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Memorial Service

Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church
Sunday December 5th, 2021

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Paul John Martinek

Paul John Martinek, 89, of 288 Bucks Point Road, and husband of Barbara Self Martinek, went to be with the Lord, Friday, December 3, 2021, at his home.

Born in Chicago, IL, he was the son of the late Paul John and Dorothy Fritsch Martinek. A long-time member of Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church, Mr. Martinek was an Army veteran of the Korean War and he retired as a manager from Belk Department Store in Woodruff.

In addition to his wife Barbara, he is survived by: children, Timothy Martinek (Nancy) of Maryville, TN, Steven Martinek (Lynda Workman) of Gray Court, Michael Martinek of Laurens and Susan Martinek Mattison (Bill) of Lexington; grandchildren, Kira Martinek, Amanda Bragg, Caroline Martinek, Jessica Bentley (Michael), Ashley Martinek, Michelle Martinek, Jennifer Mooney (Jeremy) and Adam Mattison (Becca); and 11 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by a grandson, John Paul Martinek and an infant brother.

A memorial service will be held 3:00 PM Sunday, December 5, 2021, at Chestnut Ridge Baptist Church conducted by Rev. Richard Cain.

The family will greet friends in the sanctuary one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Condolences can be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com.

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I worked with Paul at Belk in Laurens and he was always such a nice man and I remember when his grandson passed away as he was in one of my grandchildren's graduating class at 55. May God be with all of you as I know he will be missed.

Edna Tollison Dec 16 2021 5:15 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Martinek

Julia Godfrey Bell Dec 10 2021 11:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Martinek

Phyllis & Charles Metz Dec 8 2021 2:46 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Martinek

Mike and Susan Pitts Dec 8 2021 8:44 AM

I am so so sorry for your loss Mrs. Barbara...my prayers are with you and your family..

Nana Dec 7 2021 1:04 AM

Barbara, I am so sorry to hear the news of Paul passing. I have fond memories of working with him at Belks and always looked up to him. I will keep you in my prayers.

Trudy Smith Dec 6 2021 3:41 PM

Susan & family,
I'm sorry to hear of your dad's passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Cling to Jesus - He will lead you through this sad time. I love y'all.

Gwen Mattison Ray Dec 6 2021 1:26 PM

Barbara and Family,
We are so sorry for your loss of Paul. Fond memories of him and your family.
May God give you peace and comfort today and in the coming days ahead.
Bobby Tucker and Rene T. Neel

Rene T. Neel Dec 5 2021 2:10 PM

Our deepest sympathy..he bought a good battle but our Lord and savior was ready for him to come...I am just sorry for u all...Prayers love peace and strength ...

Raymond & Brenda Franklin Dec 5 2021 8:03 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Paul Martinek

Brenda Franklin Dec 5 2021 8:00 AM

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