William Renault Martin
William Renault Martin Jr., 38, of Athens, Georgia, died unexpectedly on Monday, Sept. 13. He was born on Aug. 13, 1984 in Columbia, South Carolina, and was a loving son, father and husband. He is survived by his wife, Nicole; two children, Gage and Kuria; and his parents, Billy and Debora Martin of Locust Grove, Georgia. He is preceded in death by his son Gabriel. Will was known for his intelligence and quiet intensity. Perhaps he recognized himself in the beautiful complexity of the natural world, which he so vividly captured on the page. Transitioning into a different mind; a different world, when hearing the words he would write. Will's life changed when Gabriel was born in 2002....