Craig J Martin's Funeral Expenses

Yesterday we lost my dad, Craig J Martin, unexpectedly. I am creating this Gofundme to try and give him the proper burial/funeral that he deserves. It turns out these kind of things are expensive so I am asking anyone who knew my dad for help. My brothers and sisters and all of our family are at a loss for words, but I'm going to try and say a few things about Dad. 

Craig J Martin was not only a prolific songwriter and musician, he was a deeply kindhearted father, partner, brother, and son. He was my Dad. He was a man who could walk into a room and make anyone laugh without any effort at all, because he had a clever and witty personality about him that attracted people. He loved spending time with his kids and would do anything in the world to get all 5 of us together at one time. You could see the light in his eyes when all our family were together somewhere on a back porch with some guitars. 

Many who didn't know my dad might know him from the #1 hit song "Don't Take the Girl" by Tim Mcgraw. Co-written with Larry Johnson who we also just lost a few weeks ago. That song is one of so many incredible tear jerking stories that dad wrote about. He had a way with words when telling a story over a melody that was something extraordinary.

He wrote mostly about love and pain, two of the strongest human emotions and two that we are all experiencing simultaneously in a very crushing way right now know that Craig is no longer with us. If you can afford to donate any amount it will be highly appreciated by our entire family. We have to figure this thing out within the 24 hours to get things planned. Thank you to all who chooses to help with this.

This is one of the last songs he wrote before he left us. 


Keith Martin
Wheeling, WV

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