Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Thomas Michael Martin

Thomas Michael “Mike” Martin, age 63, passed away on March 20, 2020 at the Cabarrus County Hospice House in Kannapolis. A memorial service to honor his life will be held at a later date.

Mike was born in Covington, LA to the late Daniel Martin, Jr. and Emma Martin on January 14, 1957. He was a veteran of the Air Force and retired from the Albemarle Police Department after 26 years of service. After his retirement, Mike continued his law enforcement career as the Director of Security at Stanly Community College in Albemarle. He impacted many lives during his career and cherished the friendships he had made. Mike enjoyed being outdoors and had a passion for kayaking.

Mike is survived by his wife Dorothy Bligh of Albemarle, sons, Michael Martin (Meredith) and Chris Martin, two sisters, Mary Stire (L.C) of LA and Elizabeth White (Bruce) of LA.

In addition to his parents, Mike is preceded in death by a brother, Daniel H. Martin, III.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org or to a Hospice organization of your choice.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Martin family.


  • Ashton & Sandra Laine Posted March 21, 2020 4:39 pm

    Prayers to the family, Mike was my friend and a fellow/brother law enforcement officer. His wit and knowledge was awesome. He will be missed by many of the lives he touched. We love you Mike Martin, Gods speed and you are not in pain any longer. Ashton & Sandra

  • Terry O’Neal Page Posted March 21, 2020 4:44 pm

    Thank You Sir, For Your Service…

  • Cindy J Hiebert Posted March 21, 2020 5:44 pm

    Thank you for your service and sacrifices. I pray for comfort for those left behind.

  • Jeanette Posted March 21, 2020 5:54 pm

    Praying for you & your family during this difficult time.

  • Samantha Adams Posted March 21, 2020 6:22 pm

    Officer Mike you were amazing and helped so many people, along with so many students at albemarle high school. During my classes at scc you helped me pass my test talked me through it and told me I could do it! You were my dummy and let me use you to pass my test. You will always be my angel! Rest easy love ya!! And to the family I’m sorry for y’all loss ❤️❤️

  • Tabitha Thompson Posted March 21, 2020 7:30 pm

    Officer Martin your gonna be missed rip my good friend

  • Terri Chance Posted March 21, 2020 8:04 pm

    You were a great friend to me and a wonderful neighbor? I will always love you and you will be truly missed? Rest in heaven my friend

  • Rick Burris Posted March 22, 2020 9:50 am

    Mike will surely be missed by all. A great guy. Prayers are with his family

  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted March 22, 2020 10:51 am

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the Martin family.

  • JAMES RUSSELL Posted March 22, 2020 6:59 pm

    The Law Enforcement Community has lost one of it’s best..Mike was a people person. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Mike, you were a Brother in uniform We didn’t wear the same one but we were Military Brothers. You had my Respect as a person, friend and Police Officer. You surely will be missed. Rest in Peace my friend.

  • April & Kenton Plowman Posted March 23, 2020 10:32 am

    Officer Martin, you will be forever missed! Prayers for the family! Best D.A.R.E officer ever!

  • Kim Hammett Posted March 23, 2020 3:47 pm

    Praying for all who knew Mike, but especially for his family and dearest friends. He was loved by so many and will be terribly missed. SCC won’t be the same without him. Rest easy, sir. Well done, good and faithful servant.

  • Bryan Sharp Posted March 23, 2020 4:04 pm

    I only knew Mike for a short while, but it was obvious right away that he was a wonderful human being. I enjoyed our daily “Hellos” at work and the conversations that followed from time to time. He has already been missed at SCC since he took his leave of absence. We wish his family the best in this difficult time of grief.

  • Carolyn Parker Posted March 24, 2020 11:18 am

    I worked in the Clerk of Courts office and saw Mike many times when he had to come to court. He was so kind and positive. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Sandra Whaley Posted March 24, 2020 12:40 pm

    I’ve known Mike and DD for many years and their friendship is invaluable. Mike never met a stranger. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of great loss. It is almost as though a member of my family has died. Love you all.

  • Lorie Narolewski Posted March 24, 2020 6:08 pm

    Prayers for his family. Mike will be so terribly missed at SCC..

  • Hollis Baker Posted March 25, 2020 9:23 pm

    Officer Martin was my DARE officer at East Albemarle Elementary! I remember him well and he was loved by so many. A true legend lost. Many prayers for his family and loved ones!

  • Michael and Pattie Huneycutt Posted March 27, 2020 10:05 am

    Mike Martin was a good man and one whose life is an example to follow. God Bless You
    as you hold close his memories and carry on. Prayers for all who knew him and loved him.

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