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Brentwood-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home

9010 Church Street East, Brentwood, TN

OBITUARY

Glenn W. Martin

June 30, 1932May 12, 2019
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Grammy-nominated songwriter Glenn W. Martin died Sunday, May 12, 2019. The composer of Charley Pride hits “Is Anybody Going To San Antone” and “I’m Just Me,” along with Merle Haggard classics “It’s Not Love But It’s Not Bad” and “If We’re Not Back In Love By Monday,” was 86 years old. Born in Cumming, Georgia June 30, 1932 and raised in Atlanta he joined the Air Force after high school serving in Germany during the Korean War. He is predeceased by his parents, Arp Jewel and Missy Irene (Chadwick) Martin and by his sister, Mary Kathleen Augustine. He is survived by his wife, Teresa “T” (Mitchell) Martin; his children, Tony J. Martin, Troy G. Martin, K. Trent Martin, J. Trace Martin, Todd C. Martin, Tiffany K. Earl, Tim C. Martin, Tiffany M. Tournaud; his sister Eleanor Marguerite Brown; 34 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. After his military service Glenn worked for Bell South before opening his own furniture and music stores. It was during the weekly jamboree shows at his store that he met the singers, songwriters and musicians who encouraged him to come to Nashville. Glenn was one of the original members of the Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) which was first established to get writer credits on recordings, and continues to lobby for songwriters’ interests in Washington DC today.

  • FAMILY

  • Arp Jewel and Missy Irene (Chadwick) Martin, Parents (deceased)
  • Mary Kathleen Augustine, Sister (deceased)
  • Teresa "T" (Mitchell) Martin, Wife
  • also survived by; his children, Tony J. Martin, Troy G. Martin, K. Trent Martin, J. Trace Martin, Todd C. Martin, Tiffany K. Earl, Tim C. Martin, Tiffany M. Tournaud; his sister Eleanor Marguerite Brown; 34 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Gathering of Friends and Family Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Gathering of Friends and Family Friday, May 17, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, May 17, 2019

Memories

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Juan Contreras

May 16, 2019

We must of had lunch a hundred times at Mojo’s Brew House. One of the nicest people on the planet. I met him through Dean Dillion. He had so many friends and was loved by so many.
My condolences to his family, T, Troy, Tony and the many I never met.
What a great man.
Juan

Tony Howell

May 15, 2019

My friend, my mentor. My favorite memories almost always include Glenn. Days in Gatlinburg where we would chill, or as he would say "nothing to do and all day to do it in". Trips to the Flora Bama to do a little picking and eating trigger fish for breakfast. Might be an occasional beer involved. Guitar pulls on the porch and always plenty of T's good cooking. Never a disparaging word about anyone. The coolest of the cool. Gonna miss you, old buddy

Eric Zanetis

May 15, 2019

A kind man. Great listener to young up-coming writers and publishers like I was in 1988 sitting in his office knowing nothing and asking him everything.

He befriended and gave thoughtful advice to many people through the years. A true friend and ally.

My family and I offer our love and condolences to his family.

Eric Zanetis

Mike Sebastian

May 15, 2019

Glenn was a wonderful man and one of my mentors. I was fortunate he took me under his wing early on in my career when I wasn't sure I wanted to stay in the music business. He taught me not to take the business or myself so seriously. When I was contemplating leaving the business after a bad patch, he offered me an office and a place to go and in his words "chill out for a while, brother". He showed me a lot of really good people who really cared about each other. That was 30 years ago. I'll always be grateful for him, Mrs. T (who taught my wife and I to make some good BBQ) and the whole Martin family. Rest in Peace brother. You were loved.

Jen McBee

May 14, 2019

I mourn for my sweet sister, and our family. It hurts when one of our father figures dies. Tiff, I think of you during this horrible time and feel confident you are happy and protected.

Teresa Will

May 14, 2019

Love and prayers for you Sister T.
When I think of Glenn not only as an amazing songwriter but as my husband reminded us of his wonderful sense of humor. I think of his love of the big dogs and being an avid reader. I have seen the love of God dear friend in the devotion and care you have given Glenn.
I cannot comprehend your loss and pain but know I’ll stand along with you my friend.

Debbie Frazier

May 14, 2019

Had such great memories of all of us on the porch at Losers. Wilson and I thought the world of you. I’m sure Wilson, Johnny, and Larry have greated you.
God bless your family as they go through this difficult time.
I’m having surgery on May 17th so unfortunately can not make the service. All my love.

Bob Willis, Jr.

May 13, 2019

I met Mr. Martin through his son Troy and had the pleasure of talking to him many times.

Best wishes to the whole family during this time and the years to come.

Sincerely,
Bob Willis, Jr.

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