Milton Lamont Martin, 56, of Kingston, passed away Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, in Methodist Medical Center.
He was born Nov. 12, 1956, in Rockwood to the late Claude and Annie Mae Martin. He accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of Cowan Chapel United Methodist Church in Kingston. He loved the Lord, his family, his friends and supporting his sons in all of their activities. He truly loved his church, where he enjoyed playing the conga bongos. He was an active member of the United Methodist Men and of the church choir. He loved life and enjoyed making others smile. His spirit-lifting phrase and advice to others was always to "Stand! Stand! Stand!" One of his favorite Scriptures was "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not parish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Sandra Martin; and brother, Ricky Martin.
He is survived by his wife, Sherrie Martin; two sons, Wisdom and Jerelijah Martin; one brother and sister-in-law, Deacon Eugene and Denise Martin, Raleigh, N.C.; two sisters, Vickie Martin and Valerie Givens, both of Kingston; his father-in-law, William Love, Harriman; brothers-in-law, James Burum and wife Rholonda, Knoxville, and Greg Love and wife Keisha, Harriman; a sister-in-law, Dychelle Love, Harriman; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, in Davis Funeral Home, Harriman. Funeral service was at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, with the Rev. James Guthrie officiating. The body lay in repose at the church from noon to 1 p.m. in the church. Burial followed at Braxton Chapel Cemetery in Kingston.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.davisfuneralhomes.com