Martyn, Robert “Bob“ Sr., age 73 of Cullowhee, NC died peacefully Wednesday, November 23,2011 at his home after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born June 18, 1938 in Howell, the son of Robert E Martyn and Helen Tapon White. Bob served his country in the US Army, retired from Chem-Trend after 27 years of service, owned and operated Beetles BBQ in Bryan, Texas and settled in North Carolina in 1993. Bob enjoyed helping others, always “on-call” for anyone needing any type of assistance; spending time outdoors and enjoying a round of golf with close friends. Beloved husband of Carolyn Reichle-Pope Martyn whom he married in 1981. Loving father of Chip Martyn, Lynn Martyn, Jodi Pilgrim, Judi Beckler, Michele Kline and Monica Jamroch. Bob “Papa” treasured his grandchildren: First born Nicole Marie Pope (fiance Michael Freed). Bob credited Nicole with saving his life in 1990, he also shared his Papa-love with Kara, Noah, Eric, Zachary, Jolie, Ashley and Bryanna and 4 great grandchildren. He leaves brother Ronald (Janet) Martyn and sister Sharron (Garrett) Benoit. Bob also leaves so many friends whose lives he touched in a positive way, never wanting any recognition for what he did. A celebration of Bob’s life will take place in Cullowhee at a later date. Memorial contributions are appreciated to the Community Table of Sylva, NC, PO Box 62 Dillsboro, NC, 28725 or the Med-West Hospice, 132 Sylva Plaza Sylva, NC 28779 .