Robert William Martin

Robert William (Cap) Martin, 73, passed away peacefully at home Friday, April 17, 2020.  He was born April 26, 1946 in Provo, UT to Robert William Martin and Florence Louise Whitton.  He married his eternal sweetheart, Toni Holmes Martin, November 11, 1983 in Spanish Fork, UT.

Cap was raised in Springville, UT. He attended Bookside Elementary. His High School years were spent at Springville High School, home of the Red Devils! He was one of the first male cheerleaders the school had ever had. His nick name was Mighty Mouth.

He worked alongside his father at Martin’s Bike Shop until he got a job with Coca Cola bottling company as a production manager. He worked there for ten years.  He was the Vice President for Landmark Realty. Some of his other jobs included truck driving local and long-haul driving.    His sales abilities took him to Combine Insurance as a Regional Rep for four states, sales manager for Ed Higgins Chevrolet, and Good Feet selling orthotic inserts.  Then he got hired on for Modus Media working in the production area and eventually became the manager for their trucking department, R. R. Donnelley and Alexander Print Stop working in their warehouse and delivery. His last job was at Mellor Engineer working with a great group of guys at Tooele Army Depot. With every job he had he gave it his all!  After this his health declined so bad that he had to take a medical disability and retire.

His hobbies and interests included hunting, fishing, camping, four wheeling and anything to do with the outdoors!  His greatest memories were made with family to Strawberry Reservoir, Fish Lake and Yellowstone.  His greatest accomplishments and joy in life are his children, his grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Cap is survived by his wife, Toni where she currently lives in Ivins, UT. Children: Wade (VeeDee)  Martin, Herriman, UT, Tyler (Nanette) Martin, Herriman, UT, Becky Martin Austin, Taylorsville, UT, Jamie (Phil) Gardner, Mesa, Arizona, Lori (Dave) Gunn, Springville, UT, Ryan (Julie) Neel, Saratoga Springs, UT, Brandon (Heidi) Neel, Ivins, UT.  Siblings:  Charlott (Jim) Sanders, Monterey, CA, Myrt (Mark) Gehring, Pleasant Grove, UT, Mary (Gary) Smith, Pleasant Grove, UT, Allan Martin, Aurora, CO. Cap was preceded in death by his father and mother, Brother, Junior Martin, Sisters, Cecilia Martin, Jackie Bartholemew and his daughter Amanda Martin.  Cap has 33 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

Graveside services will be held Friday, April 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Ivins Cemetery, 200 West 400 North, Ivins, UT. For all friends and family, a viewing will be held Thursday evening from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, UT. Due to COVID 19, no more than ten people at a time will be admitted in the building.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a “go fund me” page which has been set up to help with funeral expenses. Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff Street, St. George, UT. (435-673-2454).  Friends and family are invited to sign Cap’s online guest book at  Acknowledgements: Tender care from many doctors, nurses, physical therapists who showed their deep caring love to Cap.



Second Visitation




1:00 pm
Ivins City Cemetery
200 W 400 N, Ivins, UT 84738

Guest Book

15 Responses

  1. I attended School with Cap in Springville. He was loved by all and always Larger than Life. He will truly be missed. My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

  2. All our love to Toni and family!!! Cap has been a lifelong friend and will be missed greatly!!!

  3. Dear Sis. We love you with all of our hearts. We know how much you loved and served Cap. You were his Angel. Please hang in there and know how much our Father in Heaven Loves you! We will continue to pray that he will forever hold you in his comforting arms. God Bless you dear Sister. 🙏🏼❤️❤️❤️

  4. Cap is one of my brothers best friends and he was our neighbor growing up. I am still friends with his sister Myrt. Rest in Peace Cap!

  5. Cap was wonderful man. He will be missed. My heart and prayers go out to Toni and family

  6. Cap will be missed. He was so much fun in school. Great personality love u cap no more pain and now a lot of joy

  7. Rob and Florence were best friends with my parents so as kids from both families we naturally spent lots of days playing at one of the houses. The last visit I had with Kapp was on a plane from Phoenix to SLC. LOVE Him. Great man !

  8. May your enduring love bring peace and comfort. May your memories bring joy and laughter. May the days ahead bring healing and loved ones to support you. May your faith bring hope until you meet again.

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