Martin Edward Daymond, age 79, passed away at his home on Thursday, February 6, 2020 after a battle with cancer.
Mr. Daymond was born May 18, 1940, in Slough, England, just outside of Windsor Castle, to Albert and Elsie (New) Daymond. He and his family moved to Canada in 1956, and in 1960 while traveling to Nashville, Tennessee, he met the love of his life, Betty Wimpee. They were married in 1960 and, after a short time living in Canada, they moved back to Alabama, where they settled in Guntersville and built a wonderful life together.
Mr. Daymond was well-loved for his outgoing personality and wonderful sense of humor. It was often said that he never met a stranger, and he made friends with everyone he met.
He worked as a banker at the The Home Bank until his retirement, and was a past president of the Guntersville Chamber of Commerce. After retiring, he enjoyed getting to visit with many in the community while working at Walmart and for the local radio station, WTWX. He was also an active member of the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses, and always enjoyed sharing his faith with those he met.
Martin always cherished his family, and he was proud and honored to be a father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.
Mr. Daymond is survived by his loving wife of almost 60 years, Betty Daymond; his children, Phillip Martin Daymond (Michelle) of Huntsville, Alabama, and Paul Eric Daymond of Birmingham, Alabama; his grandchildren, Jessica Epp (Dillon) of Wilmington, North Carolina, Stephanie Epp (Wyatt) of Thomasville, Georgia, and Drew Daymond of Franklin, Tennessee; and four great-grandchildren, Marshall, Langston, Georgia Kate and Dallas.
A brief memorial service was held on Monday, February 10, at the Carr Funeral Home in Guntersville. In lieu of flowers, the family suggested memorials to Shepherd's Cove Hospice or to the local congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Guntersville, Alabama.