John “Johnny” Martin, 72, of Paducah, passed away Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 5:22 p.m. at his home surrounded by his loved ones.
Survived by his wife of 52 years, Margaret Hayden Martin of Paducah; a son, John (Tony) A. Martin and wife Felicia of Sharpe; three daughters, Dionna Wurth and husband Wally of Paducah, Tina Farley and husband Jeff of Port Orange, Fla., and Sondra Holley and husband Mike of Sharpe; seven grandchildren, Curt Willett of Texarkana, Ark., Shawn Baker and Martin Wurth, both of Paducah, Sara Willett of Port Orange, Fla., Heather Holley, Jon Michael Martin and Nya Martin, all of Sharpe; two sisters, Joette Calhoun and Betty McGregor; and one brother, Ronald “Peanuts” Martin; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Anna Pearl Martin; a sister, Vivian Cunningham; and a brother, Darrell Butch Martin.
Johnny was the owner and operator of Johnny’s Body Shop. He was of the Baptist faith. He served in the National Guard for nine years and spent one year of active duty stationed at Fort Stewart during the Berlin Crisis. He was an avid fisherman, hunter, and boater. He was a generous and fun loving man with a joke for everyone. Johnny especially wanted to thank all of his friends and customers for their loyalty and support through the years.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Rev. Lynn Jones will officiate and burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Paducah. Friends may call from 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to: Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 7100, Paducah, KY 42002-7100; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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