Murphy Jarvis Martin
Our hearts are heavy to say that Mr. Murphy Jarvis Martin, age 56, of Waco, Ky. has gone to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 at the Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center in Knoxville, TN. following a brief and unexpected illness. Jarvis was born on Nov. 13, 1961 in Laurel Co. Ky.
He was the co-owner and operator of B & M Pipeline and was a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He was a hardworking, generous man who loved to garden and spoil his family.
He is survived by his wife, Diana Martin; his father, Murphy Martin II; his son, Michael Martin; step children, Chris (Andrea) Cochran and Brandi (Matt) Shepherd; brothers, Frankie (Patricia) Martin, Johnny (Karen) Martin, Eugene Martin; sisters, Pam (Dennis) Elliott, Diana (Curtis) Carpenter, and Marlene (Robert) Johnson; grandchildren, Desmond Martin, Cameron Cochran, Regan Douglas, Cody, Seth, and Makayla Shepherd and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Eva Martin, and brother James Martin.
Pallbearers will be Eddie Barnett, Dwayne Coffey, Harvey Kidd, Dustin Barnett, Alex Martin, Anthony Martin, Jason Martin, and Will Chambers. Honorary Pallbearers include Frankie Martin, Johnny Martin, Eugene Martin, Jeremy Martin, Robert Short, Rodney Short, Terry Barnett, Charles Isaacs, Lester Powell, Larry Todd, Fred McKnight, Scott Rowlette, Jeremy Powell, Robbie Todd, and Billy Beavers.
Visitation will be from 12 Noon until the service at 4:00 PM Saturday November 25, 2017 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Graveside service will be 12 Noon Monday, November 27, 2017 at Berea Cemetery. Davis & Powell Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
In Lieu of flowers memorial contributions are suggested to the Fellowship Center at 1901 W. Clinch Ave. Knoxville, Tn. 37916 or the Building Fund at Bethlehem Baptist Church 2101 Dreyfus Rd. Waco, Ky. 40385.