Edwin “Eddie” Martin, age 74, of Clinton

Edwin “Eddie” Martin, age 74, passed away at his home in Clinton, TN on Monday, August 1, 2022.  Eddie was known for his friendliness, quick wit and sense of humor. He has been a resident of Clinton for most of his life, He was a member of Big Valley Open Door Church, and he enjoyed cruise-ins, westerns and watching the Tennessee Volunteers. 

Eddie is preceded in death by his parent, Ernest C. and Uva Martin, and brothers, Gillis Martin and William C. Martin. 

He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Fritz and husband Jim on Latrobe, PA; and Tina Coker of Knoxville, TN; sons, Clifford Martin and wife, Michelle pf Ratown, MO, and Jason Martin and wife, Angie of Clinton, TN; brother, Robert Martin of Clinton, TN; sister, Glendene Telman of Clinton, TN. He is also leaves behind many grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He had lots of friends and relatives—one of which was the Slim Maynard family. 

Eddie’s family will receive friends in the chapel of Jones Mortuary on Thursday, August 4, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. His funeral service will begin at 7:00 p.m. with Brother Robert Jones officiating. Eddie’s graveside service will be held at Clinch River Cemetery in Rocky Top, TN on Friday, August 5th at 10:00 a.m. with military honors.

Jones Mortuary in Clinton, TN is in charge of all arrangement. 

About Jim Harris

Jim Harris has been WYSH's News & Sports Director since 2000. In addition to reporting local news, he is the play-by-play voice for Clinton High School football, boys' and girls' basketball and baseball. Catch Jim live weekdays beginning at 6:30 am for live local news, sports, weather and traffic plus the Community Bulletin Board, shenanigans with Ron Meredith and more on the Country Club Morning Show on WYSH. Jim lives in Clinton with his wife Kelly and daughter Carolina, and cats Oliver, Bow and Libby.

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