Mr. John Boyd Martin, age 79 of Grand Rivers, KY passed away Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Ray and Kay Eckstein Hospice Care Center in Paducah, KY.
Born Sunday, July 25, 1937 in Lyon County, KY, he was the son of the late John T. Martin and the late Barbara (Sanders) Martin. He was the husband of the late Carolyn Martin who passed away in 2002. He was a member of the Teamster union, driving for Matlack Inc. until his retirement. He was a member of Joppa Masonic Lodge # 167 in Eddyville, KY. He honorably served his country in the United States Navy and was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church.
Surviving are his daughters, Sandy (Steve) Stovall of Kuttawa, KY and Elaine (Jennifer Glaab) McDowell of Knoxville, TN, brother, George (Martha) Martin of Eddyville, KY, sister, Grace (Billy) Turner of Cerulean, KY, sister-in-law, Deloris Martin of Grand Rivers, KY, four grandchildren, Tim Walker, James Austin McDowell, Cody McDowell, Jessica McDowell, five great grandchildren, Hadleigh Huff, Gabriel McDowell, Tyler Walker, Autumn Walker, and Bristol Walker.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, by one brother, Charles Robert "Charlie Bob" Martin, and one sister and brother-in-law, Marjane (Bill) Fowler.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home, Benton, KY. Rev. Jerald White will officiate. Interment will follow the services in the Dixon Cemetery, Grand Rivers, KY.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Wednesday, March 8, 2017, at Collier Funeral Home, 211 West 5th, Benton, KY.
Masonic rites will be held Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Collier Funeral Home
The family asks that memorial contributions be make to the Gideons International.