Gregory Martin

March 29, 1969 - December 17, 2022

Husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, and friend – Gregory “Tiny” Dean Martin, 53, of Nederland, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2022.

Greg grew up in Port Neches and graduated from Port Neches-Groves High School. He continued his education and later graduated from the Universal Technical Institute. Greg was a jack of all trades and worked many years as a licensed mechanic. He finished off his career by working for the City of Nederland in the water plant as an operator for over twenty years.

Tiny was a servant at heart, and you could always find him volunteering his time for a good cause. He volunteered at the Night to Shine dance for special needs and Stables Spirits. Volunteering at the Nederland Heritage Festival held a special piece of his heart. Greg and his wife, Pat, volunteered for many years and made it a family tradition later in life with their daughter and son-in-law. For the Nederland Heritage Festival, Greg served as a board member, chairman for the car show, volunteered with the transportation crew, and worked with “Friends of the Festival”, a special needs event. Tiny was always ready to lend a hand, crack a joke, and make you laugh. He will be miss by all that knew him.

Survivors include his loving wife of thirty years, Patricia Martin of Nederland; daughter, Jordan and son-in-law, Matthew Gallier, of Nederland; granddaughter, Everly; parents, Dean and Nola Martin, of Port Neches; sister, Shelby Hubbard of Port Neches; brother, Gregg Johnson and wife, Beth, of Cypress, Texas; three nieces; sister, Tracie Rawson and husband, Shane, of Hurst, Texas; two nephews; sisters-in-law, Melody Pontiff of Nederland and Nancy Harper and husband, Ben, of Nederland; uncle, Thomas Martin of Kountze; aunt, Gail Jordan of Nederland; mother-in-law, Stella Pontiff of Nederland; and numerous cousins and loved ones.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Patsy Martin; father-in-law, Russell Pontiff; grandparents, Walter Ray and Annie Lou Martin and Leon Irving Jordan and Inez Jordan; aunt, Shirley Jordan; uncles, James Jordan and James Martin; and nephew, Michael Rand.

A private burial will be held for immediate family at Oak Bluff Memorial Park, Port Neches, with a celebration of life being held Saturday, January 21st, 2023, at the Nederland Heritage Festival Pavilion.  His celebration of life will begin at 2:00 p.m. for all to come and reflect on Tiny’s wonderful life. Please bring a happy memory or funny story to share as we celebrate his life.

Cremation arrangements were handled through Broussard’s Crematorium, Beaumont, under the direction of Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland.


Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,

Celebration of Life

Broussard’s Crematorium
  • 5150, Stivers Dr, Beaumont, TX, 77705,
  • January 21, 2023
  • 2:00 pm

Comments (3)

    Joilene Schaver Hilton says:

    I am truly saddened to hear of Greg’s passing. My baby brother Chad Schaver went to school with Greg. I remember seeing Greg almost daily after school hanging out with Chad and another good friend David. I can not imagine the heartache that has been left with Greg’s family and friend’s. Prayer’s for all that knew and loved Greg.

    Robin Franks says:

    There are no words….there will always be an empty place….Greg was such a precious loving person….I was honored to be family….. I can see the heavenly celebration!

    Gail and Michael Lupton says:

    So sorry… prayers for the family …

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