Charles Calvin "Rat" Martin

March 18, 1951 ~ September 27, 2020 (age 69)


Charles Calvin “RAT” Martin passed away, Sunday, September 27th at Newport Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was a member of the Baptist faith and loved his church family at Antioch Independent Baptist Church.


Calvin was born March 18, 1951 in Newport, TN to Charles and Ruby Martin. Calvin enjoyed driving a truck alongside his Father until an injury prevented him from doing what he loved. He would love to tell stories about him and his Dad on the road. Calvin is survived by his two sons, Craig Martin of Newport, TN and Chris Martin and wife Mitzie of Newport, TN; one granddaughter, Carrie Martin; loving sisters, Judy Bowers and Kathy Clevenger; nieces, Christy (Tim) Phillips Loyd and Amy (Justin)Raper; several great nephews and nieces; Special friends, Imogene McMahan and Eugene Martin. He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Carrie Martin; parents, Charles and Ruby Martin and special brothers-in-laws, Larry Clevenger and Michael Bowers.

On behalf of the Martin Family, a special thank you to all the nursing home staff at Newport Health and Rehabilitation Center for the kindness, loving care and friendship given to our father. We would also like to thank Rhonda Whitehead, Jan Covington and Alisha Messer. The family will receive friends from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on Thursday, October 1, 2020 with funeral services beginning at 2:00pm at Resthaven Chapel Mausoleum with Pastor Milburn Shelton officiating.

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October 1, 2020

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Resthaven Chapel Mausoleum

Funeral Service
October 1, 2020

2:00 PM
Resthaven Chapel Mausoleum

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