Carl 'Wayne" Martin
Mar 16, 2013
Carl \"Wayne\" Martin
March 16, 2013
Carl \"Wayne\" Martin, 76, of Englewood, died Friday, March 16, 2013, at Fort Sanders Hospital in Knoxville. His wife, sister, children and several grandchildren were with him.
He had battled many illnesses and, in his later days, made sure his family knew he had made a public profession of faith at Clearwater Baptist Church, then followed with Believer\'s Baptism at Englewood First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Edith Ferguson Martin; one sister, Ruby Bowers and her husband, Rich; one brother, the Rev. Claude Martin; one brother-in-law, Jim Carver; his in-laws, Larkin and Rossie Lee Gay Casteel; many aunts, uncles, cousins, Casteel in-laws and extended family members and friends.
He was a 1955 graduate of Englewood High School. He served in the U.S Army and Army Reserves and was active in the Army during Hurricane Audrey in June 1957. He worked at Athens Bed Company in shipping; was working at Beaunit in Etowah when it closed; and retired from Oak Ridge Y-12 as an insulator. He was a member of the International Association of Heat and Frost Insulators and Allied Workers.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Sarah Joyce \"Tinker\" Casteel Martin, who was his high school sweetheart; his beloved and very loving big sister, Eileen Carver; one son and daughter-in-law, Marlon \"Keith\" and Dianne Martin; four daughters who all thought they were his favorite and two sons-in-law, Sheila Ann and Ricky Holden, Karla Gay Masengil, Virginia Lee \"Ginger\" Martin and Laura Allyson \"Ally\" and Jim Kirkland; grandchildren and their spouses, Clint and Michelle Holden, Meridith and Kevin Hammond, Macey and Erik Garkovich, Cody and Michael Martin, Carrie and Rodney Steffa, Cassie and Chris Kile, Caleb and Lacey Martin, Conor, Zyan and Campbell Kirkland; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Jimmy Bowers, Billie Shadden, Rhonda Walsh, Marty Martin and Randy Martin; and several great- and great-great-nieces and nephews, special cousins and extended family members.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday in the South Chapel of Bordwine Funeral Home with funeral services to follow at 8 p.m. with Pastor Russ Maples officiating.
The family will assemble at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Tuesday and will proceed to Zion Hill Cemetery for the 11 a.m. burial with Pastor Justin Brown officiating. Pallbearers will be her grandsons.
Memorial contributions may be made to Englewood First Baptist Church Building Fund or to the charity or church of your choice.
Bordwine Funeral Home of Etowah is in charge of arrangements. If you are unable to attend, sign the guest registry at www.bordwinefuneralhome.com