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Billy Floyd Martin, 75
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McMinnville resident and Grundy County native Billy Floyd Martin, 75, was born May 5, 1947 and died Nov. 16, 2022 at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital in Murfreesboro following an extended illness.           

A retired electric motor repairman from A.O. Smith and member of Living Word Fellowship, he was the son of the late Robert Eugene and Selva Estil Wanamaker Martin. He was married to Donna Carol Martin on July 4, 1976, who preceded him in death. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Billy Austin Banks.

Mr. Martin is survived by son, Michael Wayne (Lyndsy) Martin of Morrison; daughter, Christy Michelle Smith of Murfreesboro; four grandsons, Peyton Martin, Mason Riley Martin, Devin Smith and Noah Smith; two granddaughters, Shyla Martin and Sheyanne Martin; and sister, Sylvia Jean Banks of McMinnville.

Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18, 2022 in High’s Chapel with Jim Zlaten officiating. Burial will follow at Armstrong Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation will be Thursday from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. until time of service at High’s.  

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High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard

(McMinnville, Tenn.) Nov. 18, 2022