John F. “Bud” Martin, 82 of Countryside Drive, North Providence died Sunday, April 7, 2013 at St. Lukes Hospital, New Bedford. He was the husband of the late Beatrice L. (Walker) Martin. He was born in Providence, a son of the late John D. and Ida (Fontes) Martins. Mr. Martin was the owner & operator of George’s Tire Shop before retiring. He was a past President of the East Providence Kiwanis Club and a member of the Rhode Island Marathon Club. He leaves two sons, Richard J.G. Martin of Riverside and Bruce W. Martin of Cranston, one sister, Georgianna L. Martins Parker of Providence, five grandchildren and ten great grandchildren. His funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM in the PERRY-McSTAY FUNERAL HOME, 2555 Pawtucket Avenue, East Providence. Burial will be in North Burial Ground, Providence. Calling hours Friday 5-8.