Johnnie H. Martin, 66, of Smithville, died Saturday, March 28, at his residence.
He was born Sept. 22, 1948 to his parents, the late George and Virginia Raper Martin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janice Cantrell Martin and brother Danny R. Martin. Johnnie attended Temple Baptist Church, was a U.S. Army veteran and a retired factory worker.
He is survived by seven children, Brandie White of Sparta, Vanessa Cunningham of Tullahoma, Tess Bafford of Sparta, Jenny Kelly of McMinnville, Cindy Neely of Columbia, Carrie Hale of Smithville and Brandon Cantrell of Smyrna; 11 grandchildren, Johnathan and Alyssa White, Layla Cunningham, Nick Waycaster, Devin and Will Bafford, Misty Breedlove, Kyla Morgan, Elanna, Bonnie and Tyler Hale; three great-grandchildren, Tanner, Hayden, and Easton; two sisters, Becky Fay Bost and Susan Briest, both of McMinnville; and brother Larry Joe Martin of McMinnville.
Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Jarvis Johnson and Shannon Cantrell officiating. Burial followed at DeKalb Cemetery with military honors.
DeKalb Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) April 1, 2015