Bill Martin

August 27, 1947 ~ August 29, 2020 (age 73)


Bill Martin, age 73, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, August 29, 2020 after battling complications from cancer.  He taught physical education at Athens City Middle School for 40 years, continuing to serve as Athletic Director after he retired.  Teaching, Coaching, and mentoring students was his passion, and he felt blessed to work with so many wonderful people in the school system.  Bill was a long-time member of Athens Church of Christ, a quiet and humble servant of the Lord.  He was also a loving husband to his high school sweetheart, Janice, for 39 years and a wonderful father and grandfather.  Bill was preceded in death by his wife, Janice, and a brother, Tim.  He will be greatly missed by his sister Janet (Al); children Rob (Shannon), Sara (Robbie), Bethany, and Manda (Greg);  and grandchildren Kate, Lauren, Brianna, and Emily.  Sister-in-law: Gail.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at  5 pm at Athens Church of Christ with Minister Mark Littleton officiating.  Due to COVID-19, there will be no visitation and seating will adhere to social distancing guidelines.   
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Funeral Service
September 3, 2020

5:00 PM
Athens Church of Christ
1016 North Ave
Athens, TN 37303

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