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Jewel Dovie Martin, 75
Obit - Jewel Martin

McMinnville resident and DeKalb County native Jewel Dovie Martin, 75, was born Dec. 25, 1942 and died Aug. 3 at St. Thomas River Park Hospital following an extended illness.

He was retired from the Engineering Department at DeZurik. He was a kind, loving, gentle and Christian man. He enjoyed his family, nature and traveling. 

He was preceded in death by father James Martin; mother and stepfather, Dorothy Taylor Luna and Homer Luna; and mother-in-law, Maureen Sellars. 

He was married to Phyllis Jones Martin of McMinnville. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Steve Martin and wife Tammy of Woodbury, and Sherry McGlothin of McMinnville; two sisters and brother-in-law, Joann Thompson of Smithville, and Teresa and Paul Stringer of Livingston; two grandchildren and spouses, Seth and Kaci Jones, and Haley and Tyson Norris; two step-grandchildren, Chantell Neal and Callie Underwood; five great-grandchildren, Brentley, Easton, River, Tucker and Stella; special aunt, Goldie Pollard of Smithville; stepchildren of 34 years, Lori Young of McMinnville and Dana Woodside and husband Jeremy of Murfreesboro, and their grandchildren, Jaxson Remple and Cannon Woodside; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom and Joan Chandler of McMinnville.

Funeral service will be 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, in High’s Chapel with Paul Stringer and Frank Randolph officiating. Burial will follow at Jefferson Cemetery in DeKalb County. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. until the time of service Sunday at High’s. Online condolences may be made at

High Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 5, 2018