Donald Franklin Martin

May 31, 1955March 24, 2020

Donald Martin, 64, of Flat Top Mountain, Graysville, TN. went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday March 24, 2020. He was born and raised on Baylor school Rd. in Red Bank, TN. to the late Lenard and Imogene Martin. Donnie sure did love to hunt and fish every chance he could. He was a Truck Driver most of his life along with his wife Starr of 37 wonderful years. He is preceded in death by his parents: Lenard and Imogene Martin; sister: Carolyn Harville (Martin). He is survived by his wife Starr Martin; daughters: Jeanna Lynn Martin of Signal Mtn ,TN. and April Eslinger of Tiftonia, TN. sons: Brandon Eslinger of Tiftonia, TN. and Donald Dye of Sevierville, TN. brother: Lenville Martin(Sharon) of Soddy-Daisy, TN. Also several grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Donnie may have traveled the highways for many years, and this morning he’s now walking the streets of gold along with his mom, dad, and sister. Due to the virus outbreak across the country a memorial service will be held at a later date. The family wishes everyone to stay safe and healthy. In Lieu of flowers: Please donate to The American Heart Association, or The American Diabetes Association. Arrangements entrusted to Advantage Funeral & Cremation Services Franklin -Strickland Chapel, 1724 McCallie Avenue, Chattanooga, TN, 37404, 423-265-4414. Please visit our website to share your memories:


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Eric Harvey

March 27, 2020

Donnie was such a great guy. I'm so sorry for your loss Starr, Jeana, April & Brandon. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

Hillary Steenstry

March 27, 2020

I'm not good at this but I remember when donnie as a dad to me I'm a long time friend of jeana and April when we were kids, and donnie was picking us all up from the skating rink and driving up the mountain we thought it was so cool. He treated me just like his daughters. I know we have all grown up he he probably doesn't remember me . But I remember him. And he will be dearly missed. Fly high love always Hillary

Jeana Martin

March 27, 2020

I will cherish all the times we had together daddy, and one of my favorite ones is the long rides on your motorcycle. I have many others but this one is my most favorite of all and always will be, I love you daddy and say hello to our loved ones in Heaven for me plz and give them all hugs for me as well. See ya later daddy cause I'll never say goodbye .

Ashley lee

March 26, 2020

My favorite uncle always taking me fishing or hunting growing up always trying to keep me out of trouble but taught me how to be a man if I need to be uncle Donnie I will always hold you in my heart and miss you everyday I love you so much hug mamaw papaw sissy and my other papaw for me love you always babygirl