Michael Joe Martin, 46, of Ripley, WV, passed away November 20, 2017, at his home following a sudden illness.

   He was born February 24, 1971, in Ripley, WV, a son of the late Orville Lee Martin Sr. and Adda Lee (Staats) Martin. In addition to his parents he was preceded by his sister, Linda Mae Martin.

   He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and riding four wheelers.

   Survivors include his brothers, Orville Lee Martin Jr. of Evans and Frankie Allen Martin of Ravenswood; sisters, Rosetta Gandee and Ratricia Gayle Martin of Ripley, Peggy Sue Casto of Evans.

   Service will be Monday, November 27, 2017 ~ 1 p.m. at the Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV, with Pastor Steve Sayre officiating. Burial will follow in the Mount Moriah Cemetery, Evans, WV. Visitation will be from 12 p.m. until time of service Monday at the funeral home.

   Condolences may be shared with the family at: castofuneralhome.com