Harold Thomas Martin, 83, a resident of Cleveland, passed away on Saturday morning, June 22, 2019, at the family residence.
He was the son of the late Venie Burrell Martin and Cecil Martin. He was preceded in death by his wife, Gloria Epperson Wright Martin; his son, Mitchell Martin; his sisters: Betty Ellis, Mattie Lee and Ann Leamon Floyd; and his brother, James "Jim" Martin.
He was in law enforcement in Bradley County for 35 years. He served as constable for 20 years. Early on, he was a bail bondsman and he owned and operated a catering business.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he was a member of the Oak Grove Ruritan Club and the Fraternal Order of Police. He enjoyed politics and was considered a friend to many. He lived by the motto, "To have a friend is to be a friend!" He was a longtime member of the Boanerges Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son, Ricky Martin and his wife, Linda, of Cleveland; his granddaughters: Brittany York and her husband, Jason, Tiffany Ratler and her husband, Amons, and Paige Luster; his great-granddaughter, Summer Rain Ratler; his sister, Peggy Jamerson and her husband, Peyton, of Charleston; his special niece, Charlotte Jamerson; his companion, Roberta Mason of Old Fort; and several other nieces and nephews.
The Remembrance of Life service will be conducted on Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at 2 p.m., with the Rev. Joe Hatcher officiating.
Interment will follow in the Boanerges Baptist Church Cemetery, with Jason McCann, Craig Martin, Anthony Martin, David Leamon, Willie Bain and Chris Lee serving as casket bearers. Military honors will be given.
The family will receive friends from 5 until 8 this evening, at the Jim Rush Funeral and Cremation Services Wildwood Chapel, which has charge of the arrangements.
You may share your condolences and your memories with the Martin family at www.jimrushfuneralhomes.com.
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