Gene Martin, 81, of the Verona Community of Marshall County, died Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at his home in Verona.
Mr. Martin was born in Marshall County and was a son of the late Roy Elmer and Geneva Bennett Martin. He served his country in the United States Army and the Tennessee National Guard. Mr. Martin was a charter member and deacon of Bethlehem Baptist Church. Before becoming disabled, Mr. Martin was employed by Dole Refrigeration in Lewisburg.
In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by a brother, Jimmy Martin, and a grandson, Will Martin.
Mr. Martin is survived by his wife, Shirley Logue Martin of the Verona Community; daughter, Lisa Lewis of Murfreesboro; son, Terry (Melinda) Martin of the Verona Community; sisters, Marie (Wayne) Petty of Lewisburg and Peggy (Mac) Fowler of Murfreesboro; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, from the chapel of Lawrence Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald Yerkes and Rev. Cliff Vines officiating. Burial will follow in Swanson Cemetery in Chapel Hill.
Lawrence Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Chapel Hill, in charge of arrangements.