OBITUARY: Everett Martin Jr.

Everett Martin, Jr.

Everette Martin, Jr. age 74, resident of Columbia, passed away on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at his residence due to complications of liver cancer.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 30th at 10 am at Heritage Funeral Home with Rick Points officiating. Burial will follow in Polk Memorial Gardens. The family will visit with friends on Friday, October 29th from 4-7 pm at the funeral home. Heritage Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Jr. was born in Pulaski and moved to Columbia when he was 9 years old and was the son of the late Everette Martin and the late Edna Jo Martin. He graduated from Columbia Central High School and started working for Monsanto when he was twenty years old. He married the love of his life, Linda Grimes Martin who preceded him in death. He retired from Monsanto in 2003 after thirty-six years. After retirement, he worked at Blue Springs Holdings, Eugene Patterson Welding, NAPA, and Stoneybrook Golf Course. He was a member of Williamsport Baptist Church and had several hobbies including hunting, fishing, golfing, softball, bowling, and piddlin’. Most of all he loved his family and providing for them. He will be missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by his children: Scott (Trish) Martin, Angel Rogers, Jason (Jim) Martin, and Amber Smith; brother: Tommy Wayne Martin; grandchildren: Ashton Rogers, Cody-Everette Smith, and Alex Smith; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Grimes Martin; sister, Joyce Ann McKinney.

Pallbearers will be Billy Jim Ellis, Bobby Joe Fitzgerald, Moose Brown, Stephen Rogers, James Owens Prince, Harold Capps, and Tony Grimes.

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