George Weathers Martin

  • Born: April 27, 1940
  • Died: February 13, 2017
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

George Weathers Martin (known affectionately as G. W.) was born on April 27, 1940 in Waco, Texas and chose Austin as his home since 1958. He died on Monday, February 13, 2017 at his home in Barton Creek.

In 1958, G. W. attended the University of Texas on an athletic scholarship, where he played football under Coach Darrell Royal. It was there that he met the love of his life, Carole. They married in 1964 and this past year celebrated 52 years of marriage. He joined the United States Marine Corps in 1961, where he proudly served as a sea-going Marine aboard the U.S.S. Yorktown and completed his service at Camp Pendleton, California.

For the majority of his career, G. W. was associated with American Founders Life Insurance Company. He was a proud fifth-generation Texan who was known for his exquisite taste in cowboy hats and boots, not to mention his substantial collections of them. G. W. was also an avid gun collector and hunter. He loved sharing his passion for Texas and the great outdoors with his grandsons, Carson and Hunter, who were the greatest joy in his life. G. W. lived a life of dignity and is now rejoicing in the presence of his Heavenly Father and his Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

G. W. is adored by his beloved wife Carole Hickman Martin, his son Russell Martin, daughter Gigi Spencer, son-in-law Tom Spencer, his grandsons Carson and Hunter Spencer and his brother David Dent Martin.

Visitation will be Friday, February 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 pm at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78705.

A Memorial Service will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at St. Luke's on the Lake Episcopal Church, 5600 Ranch Road 620 North, Austin, Texas, 78732, with Marine Corps Honors. Burial will be at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio at 1:45 p.m., Monday, February 27th.

Contributions in G. W.'s honor may be made to the Patriot Warrior Foundation at, where 100% of proceeds provide morale boosting outdoor activities for wounded Veterans and their families.


Condolence & Memory Journal

RIP Brother

Semper Fi

S Czarnecki
Woodcreek, Tx

Posted by Stan Czarnecki - TX   February 19, 2017

I am so sorry to hear about your loss. He was a great man who always had a special place in my heart. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Posted by Marisa Menning - Oro Valley, AZ - Family Friend   February 19, 2017

Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Extending my most sincere condolences for your loss.

Posted by Stacy Mellish - Austin, TX - Friend   February 18, 2017

You will be missed.

Posted by Mary Lindenberg - friend   February 17, 2017

Sympathies to Carole, Russell, and Gigi, and family
The Powells

Posted by Joe Powell    February 17, 2017

A salute to a great man and his outstanding family!

Posted by Steven Taylor - Dale, TX - Friend   February 17, 2017

You are all loved and in my prayers!

Posted by Pamala Walls - Bayfield/Vallecito, CO - Friend   February 16, 2017

What a precious man. One of life's saddest times when we wish we had the magic to make it go away. Thank God we have the assurance he is rejoicing with the Lord....our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Love, sandra and tim

Posted by sandra roche - Austin, TX - Family Friend   February 16, 2017

Dear Carole and family, the McCallum Class of 1960 sends our heartfelt love and sympathy for your loss. Patsy Wilkerson Davidson, class representative

Posted by Patsy Wilkerson Davidson - Thorndale, TX - Classmate   February 16, 2017

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