Martin Eugene Cagle

December 1, 1933September 22, 2013
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Cagle, Martin E., age 79, of South Knoxville, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, September 22, 2013 after a brief battle with cancer. Martin was born in Knoxville on December 1, 1933 and after High School he was drafted into the US Navy during the Korean Conflict where he was a pipe fitter and when he returned home in 1957, he worked as a plumber for a few years. In 1960, he began his career with the Knoxville Police Department as a patrolman and later a detective. He retired in 1976 and began his own plumbing business. Martin served as President of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #2 two different terms and also served as State Vice President of the FOP. His main focus as president was gaining better benefits and equipment for the officers and helping underprivileged children through special events and summer camps. Martin faithfully served Mt. Olive Baptist Church as a Sunday School teacher and Deacon from 1968 to present. He was an avid hunter and fisherman with a deep love for the great outdoors. Martin was preceded in death by parents, William E. and Litha Bell Cagle; brothers, Ed Cagle and James Reeford Cagle; sisters, Lucinda “Cindy” Bowman, Billie Cobble and Clara Jones. Martin is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Mildred (Millie) Cagle; sons, Alan Ross Cagle (Glenda) and Scott Ernest Cagle (Melissa); grandchildren; Caleb Cagle (Amanda) and Erin Cagle; sister, Mary Walker and several nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 5 – 7 PM Thursday, September 26, 2013, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 2500 Maryville Pike Knoxville, TN 37920 with a Celebration of Life Service to follow at 7 PM. Rev. Steve Best and Rev. Doyle Landers officiating. Family and friends will meet 10:15 AM Friday, September 27, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church and will proceed in procession to Mt. Olive Cemetery for an 11 AM interment service, Rev. Cesar Correa officiating. Memorials may be made to the parking lot fund at Mt. Olive Baptist Church. Condolences may be offered at


  • Visitation Thursday, September 26, 2013
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 26, 2013

Martin Eugene Cagle

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Michael & Denise Blevins

October 5, 2013

Ross and Glenda you are in our hearts and prayers and God will guide you through this time in your life. We love you both.


Michael and Denise Blevins

Tommy Harper

October 3, 2013

Martin was not only my friend and FOP brother he was my cousin and closest relative. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him. He and Reeford are the reason I ended up on the enforcement side of the law. It will be very difficult for me on the first Thursday of the month when I don't get to talk and argue politics with him I hope my wife and I gave him some pleasure with the post cards from our travels. He and Mildred have been in my prayers since I first found out abbot the cancer and will stay in them til I see him, Mama, Reeford, and Aunt Lithe on the on the side of the bright light. SEMPER FI my Cousin.

October 1, 2013

Mildred,Scott, Ross and family: I am so sorry. I know how painful it is to let them go. I loved Martin and will never forget the many Tuesday's he spent with mom and how she loved him. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We know one day we will see them again. That keeps us going.
Doug and Linda

Donna Landers Smith

September 28, 2013

I don't think I ever remember seeing Martin without a smile on his face. Mildred and family -- my prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Randy Blackburn

September 27, 2013

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.

Joanie Patterson

September 26, 2013

Ross, I am sorry to hear of your Father's passing. I lost my Dad in February so I know how terribly painful it is. You and your family will be in our prayers.

Rosetta McLaughlin

September 26, 2013

Mildred and family: I am so sorry for your loss. I met Martin and Mildred when I was just a little girl. In my early adult years, I used to visit Martin and Mildred and they would show me the picture of me they kept in their bible for a while. So sorry I missed the chance to see him again. It has been years since I had been by. I pray for comfort for your family. He was a great person. Rosetta Huffstetler McLaughlin

Cesar Correa

September 26, 2013

Dear Millie, Scott, Ross and family,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Martin was such a blessing to us and I will never forget the many conversations we had and the encouragement he was to me over the years. I am honored to be able to be a part of the service on Friday and we are all blessed for having known Martin. We know he is now cheering us on as part of that great cloud of witnesses in heaven. Please take comfort in knowing that he is more alive now in the presence of the Father than he ever was here on earth. We love you,
Cesar and Deb Correa

Sandra Sumner

September 26, 2013

Your husband always gave us the most enjoying smile ....our hearts are with your family and all his dear friends over the years, randy and sandy , Ross and Glenda's friends from robbinsville

Jami Brown Ward

September 26, 2013

So very sorry to hear of your dads passing. My dad Tony Brown speaks very fondly of your dad Scott. He too is fighting cancer. Know that we are praying for Gods comforting hand in the coming days.