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Bill Martin, 73
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Bill Martin, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 29, after battling complications from cancer.  

He taught physical education at Athens City Middle School for 40 years, continuing to serve as athletic director after he retired. Teaching, coaching, and mentoring students was his passion, and he felt blessed to work with so many wonderful people in the school system. Bill was a longtime member of Athens Church of Christ, a quiet and humble servant of the Lord. He was also a loving husband to his high school sweetheart, Janice, for 39 years and a wonderful father and grandfather. 

Bill was preceded in death by his wife Janice, and brother Tim. He will be greatly missed by his sister Janet (Al), children Rob (Shannon), Sara (Robbie), Bethany, and Manda (Greg), and grandchildren Kate, Lauren, Brianna, and Emily.

Funeral service will be Thursday, Sept. 3, at 5 p.m. at Athens Church of Christ with minister Mark Littleton officiating. Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation. A private interment and seating will adhere to social distancing guidelines. Those unable to attend may send condolences to

Laycock-Hobbs Funeral Home in Athens is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Sept. 2, 2020