Charles Edward Martin, age 88, of Clarksville, passed away Saturday, September 25, 2021.
Charles was born October 25, 1932, in Nashville, TN, to the late Gilbert Edward Martin and Sadie Lee Wittenmeir Martin. He was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Martin; brother, Douglas Martin; sister, Alice Rogers; and one grandson, Matthew Martin.
Charles is survived by the love of his life and wife of 70 years, Frances Breedlove Martin; two sons, Michael (Marcia) Martin and Patrick (Terri) Martin; two daughters, Kathy (Jon) Caplan and Cindy (Todd) Sproull; 12 grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.
Mr. Martin graduated from Cumberland High School and worked many years in the insurance claims industry. In retirement, he realized the dream his grandfather inspired by raising Red Poll cattle on his beloved farm. He was a member of Hilldale United Methodist Church, a US Navy veteran, and a Shriner.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held Thursday, September 30, at 12:00 PM, at the Chapel of Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Joelton Hills Memory Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday, September 30, from 10:00 AM until the hour of service, at the funeral home.
Arrangements are entrusted to Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home, 1510 Madison Street, Clarksville, TN 37040; (931) 213-7631. Online condolences may be made at www.nealtarpleyparchman.com.
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