Kathleen June Martin, July 11

By on July 15, 2022

Kathleen J. Martin, 76, is now singing with the angels. She departed this life July 11, 2022 in Nags Head, NC. Kathy was born September 10, 1945 in Oil City, PA however she was raised around the world in a US Air Force family.

Kathy spent 25 years here in the Outer Banks devoting most of her time to caring for the sick and elderly as a trained CNA. Outside of work, Kathy loved motorcycle riding. She was active with the Southern Riders Motorcycle Club along with her husband “Strings.”  All that knew Kathy loved her and she loved all she knew. Kathy was a strong, generous woman who will be missed deeply.  Please remember Kathy and consider these words written by her “baby girl,” Angel Sorrell:

You made it home this morning, 

God finally called your name.

Throughout your life, we loved you dearly, 

During your death we’ll do the same.

It broke so many hearts losing you;

so you didn’t go alone ‘cause parts of our hearts

left with you the day God called you home.

We take with us so many memories

to use as our guide;


Just because we no longer see you doesn’t

 mean you’re not by our side.

Our family link has broken – nothing will ever be the same

until God calls us one by one and links our chain again,


I love u mommy!!


Kathy Martin is survived by her husband of 24 years, Troy “Strings” Martin of the Wanchese, NC home; Four children, William Noaker, Pamela Davies of Front Royal, VA, Lenored Sorrell also of Wanchese, and Angel Sorrell of Elizabeth City, NC; two step-sons, Brian K. Martin and Rusty B. Martin both of Lockwood, MO; two brothers, Randy Karns of Oshkosh, WI, and Patrick Karns of Wichita Falls, TX; one sister, Gloria Karns of Brighton, MI; her brother- in-law Brian G. Martin of Nags Head, NC; as well as numerous grandchildren, nieces, nephews, in-laws, and dear friends.

Troy has honored Kathy’s directives for cremation. Her remains will be committed to the ocean Saturday July 16, 2022 at 3 pm at the yellow boat, “Fishing Taxi” on the north side of Wanchese Marina. Anyone wishing to see her off should plan to gather there at 2:30 pm. Condolences may be shared with the family at www.gallopfuneralservices.com.




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