John M. Martin

Published 8:31am Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mr. John M. “Big John” Martin, 59, of Eclectic, passed away Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He was born Dec. 31, 1953.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Linville Memorial Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 3 at Eclectic United Methodist Church with the Rev. Michael Lawler officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery at Linville Memorial Funeral Home directing.

He is survived by sisters, Sally Martin Miller and Linda Martin; brother, David K. Martin; significant other, Maggie McIntyre; six nieces and nephews and 15 great nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Pete and Margaret Martin and a brother, Lamax Martin.

John enjoyed being Santa Claus for the Town of Eclectic and other organizations for many years.

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