Date of Death: Octobr 9, 2023

Service Details

Visitation will be held Thursday, October 19, 2023 at 11:00 a.m. at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St., Three Rivers, with a memorial service at noon at the funeral home.

Obituary Notice

Troy Wiley Martin, 82, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, October 9, 2023 at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was born January 17, 1941 in Brookhaven, Miss, the son of Aaron and Luvenia (Sanders) Martin.

Known around Three Rivers as “The Black Gypsy,” Troy loved riding his decorated bicycle around town while wearing his gypsy gear. He was definitely a fashionista! He enjoyed partying, listening to music, and having a good time, as well as fishing and spending time with his family.

Remaining to cherish his memory are his sons, Frank Martin and Floyd Martin; daughter, Jackie; siblings, Jessie Martin, Annie Mcgee, Robert Martin, Kirby Martin, Mae Brown, and Bennie (Angela) Martin; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mattie Kelly and Dorthy Smith.

Additional Information

Donations in Troy’s memory may be directed to the Three Rivers Wildcats Bass Fishing Team. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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    • Rest In Peace Lump, You had a style and a decorated bike that no one could duplicate. You were always good for a smile, a wave or a nod. We the people of Three Rivers, Michigan will miss you. Rest Easy

  1. I remember him when I was a kid. He would be riding his bike around TR and I always wanted to decorate my bike like his, I got to just one time when I got to ride my bike in one of the parades in TR. May you rest in peace Lump.

  2. So many memories of Lump and his bicycle. He would ride all over town and as I walked and rode around town he would stop and talk. Later as an adult I would be in my car and honk and wave and he would just nod. Fishing down at the damn he would always come out and talk and have a good time. He will be missed. Enjoy heaven with that awesome bicycle.
    Ride on

  3. When my husband was well he will go fishing at the dam and Troy would stop and talk. My husband often gave him fish, because Troy took them to a friend who would cook them for him. He was a very kind soul.

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