By Hartsville Vidette Staff Reporter

John William Martin, age 97, of Hartsville, passed away Thursday, August 1, 2019 at the Trousdale Senior Living Center.

Mr. Martin was born, raised and lived on the same farm in Trousdale County his entire life. He was a lifelong farmer and 35-year employee of the U.S. Postal Service. He was a WWII veteran who served in the U.S. Army and was a European Theatre Ribbon recipient with three Bronze Stars. He served as a Deacon and Elder of the Hartsville Church of Christ and was an avid Trousdale County Yellow Jacket football fan.

He was preceded in death by: wife, Evelyn Martin; daughter-in-law, Dianne Martin; great-grandson, Edgar B. Arnold IV; two brothers, Ed Martin & James Martin; sister, Annie J. Massey.

Survivors are: son, Kenny Martin of Hartsville; two grandchildren, Cynthia (Trey) Arnold of Nolensville, Sylvia Eden of Hartsville; four great-grandchildren, Hannah Arnold, Lydia Arnold, Caroline Eden & AnneMarie Eden; many nieces & nephews.

Funeral services were held in the chapel of Anthony Funeral Home on Saturday, August 3, officiated by Bro. Dwight Fuqua.

Pallbearers were: Glen Haynes, Joe Allen, John & Jim Massey, Terry & Edwin Martin, Ashley Cassidy, Matt Polston and Ben Clark.

Interment was in the Stalcup Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association or the Hartsville Church of Christ.

Anthony Funeral Home, Inc., 337 McMurry Blvd. E, Hartsville, TN 37074, 615-374-2280, anthonyfhhartsville.com, was in charge of arrangements.