December 15, 1948 - June 6, 2021
Charles Lee Martin, affectionately known as “Charlie Boy” was the oldest son born to parents, Mr. Simon Martin, Sr. and Mrs. Renell Martin in Kissimmee, Florida. A life long Kissimmee resident, Charlie Boy attended Kissimmee High School (1st through 11th Grades) where he was a member of the basketball team and served as head drummer for the Marching Mustang Band. At the onset of the 1965-1966 school year, Charlie was among the first African American students who voluntarily integrated Osceola Public Schools, being the only African American of his class. Charlie Boy was courageously the only African American student to become a member of the Osceola High School Class of 1966, played successfully on the football team and was subsequently the first and only African American to graduate from Osceola High School that school year. Charlie Boy served in the United States Army, with boots on the ground during the Vietnam War. This was a feat, which required an even greater level of fortitude and oftentimes presented painful reminders for its survivors. Charlie was preceded in death by his Father, Simon Martin, Sr.; Mother, Renell Martin; Sons: Corey Anderson and Kenneth Martin; Brother, Simon Martin, Jr.; and Sister, Alma Murray. Left to cherish his memory are…Sons: Thabiti Martin of Orlando, Florida and Malcolm Coats of Kissimmee, Florida; Daughters: Constance Williams and Ashley Waits, both of Kissimmee, Florida; Sister, Sharon King of Kissimmee, Florida; Special Grandson, Jamal Jones; Grandsons: Richard Jones and Gregory Williams; Granddaughters: Ciara Walters, Anissa Martin and Taitianaa Goats, all of Kissimmee, Florida; Special Cousins: Jacqueline Brinson and Sophronia Brewton, both of Kissimmee, Florida; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving relatives and friends.
Charles Lee Martin, affectionately known as “Charlie Boy” was the oldest son born to parents, Mr. Simon Martin, Sr. and Mrs. Renell Martin in Kissimmee, Florida. A life long Kissimmee resident, Charlie Boy attended Kissimmee High... View Obituary & Service Information
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