Paul Aaron Martin

May 14, 1948November 8, 2020

Paul Aaron Martin, age 72, of Hermitage, Tennessee passed away on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at his home after suffering from Post Polio Syndrome for the past 11 years. Paul was born May 14, 1948 on the third generation Martin family farm in Posey County, Indiana to Harold and Pauline Murphy Martin, who predeceased him. He was a graduate of the University of Evansville in accounting, and after moving to Nashville, he earned his CPA license and joined the Drywall Company, Inc. in 1973. He reluctantly retired from the now DWC, Inc as CEO in 2009. He was active in the Downtown Rotary Club and the Association of Builders and Contractors. He was a member of the Old Hickory First Baptist Church for 35 years where he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher and choir member. He was currently a member of Friendship Community Church, the church his son-in-law, Todd Stevens, planted from OHFBC. He was a member of Old Hickory Country Club for many years and loved to walk over on the course to play a few early evening holes, especially with his son, Jason.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary Jo, his daughter Erin Stevens (Todd) of Columbus, MS, son Jason Martin (Julie) of Columbia, TN. He was "Pap" to his treasured grandchildren Hannah Grace Martin, Elijah Paul Stevens, Joshua Mathew Martin, Daniel James Stevens and Levi Andrew Stevens. He is also survived by his brother, Harold Martin, Jr. (Susie), his sister in law, Jana Beck, nieces, nephews, numerous cousins and his valued business partners, Tom Stroud and John Arndt. He leaves as a legacy for his children and grandchildren "You can never be too kind or too generous."

Pallbearers will be his four grandsons, and Dr. Nelson Wilson and Tim Crowley. Honorary pallbearers: current and former employees of DWC, Inc., Jessie Williams Sunday School Class at OHFBC and members of his home small groups at FCC. Special thanks to Dr Kevin McKechnie, Kim Jackson of Comprehensive Care, Willowbrook Hospice and nurses Kelly Crabtree, Karlee Key, Dan and Mike and his friend, Troy Albright

Visitation will be Wednesday, November 11, 2020 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, 535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN 37138. Celebration of Life will be Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Todd Stevens and Rev Jud Hays officiating. Visitation will be held Thursday, November 12, 2020 from 1:00 PM until time of service at Hermitage Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens, 535 Shute Ln, Old Hickory, TN 37138. Burial will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Martin family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Grace Park Church Servant Evangelism Fund, P.O. Box 427 Spring Hill, TN 37174 or to Mt. Vernon Church Outreach Fund, 200 Mt. Vernon Road, Columbus, MS 39702


  • Mary Jo Martin, Spouse
  • Erin Stevens (Todd Stevens), Daughter
  • Jason Martin (Julie Martin), Son
  • Hannah Grace Martin, Grandchild
  • Elijah Paul Stevens, Grandchild
  • Joshua Mathew, Grandchild
  • Daniel James Stevens, Grandchild
  • Levi Andrew Stevens, Grandchild
  • Harold Martin, Jr. (Suzie Martin), Brother
  • Jana Beck, Sister

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  • Elijah Paul Stevens
  • Joshua Mathew Martin
  • Daniel James Stevens
  • Levi Andrew Stevens
  • Dr. Nelson Wilson
  • Tim Crowley


  • Visitation

    Wednesday, November 11, 2020

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Thursday, November 12, 2020

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janice duke

November 20, 2020

We will always keep your family in our prayers! Paul was a great man. and loved by all of us that have known him for so many years.
Bill and Janice Duke

Janis Mitchell

November 13, 2020

Mary Jo, Erin , and Jason,

You were blessed to have such a loving husband and father. I know you will cherish the time you had with him. He made a difference in so many lives. Being a strong Christian man is a trait that will live on in his children and grandchildren. I remember when we first moved to Old Hickory in 1982, you both were so friendly and welcoming. It was an honor to be in your home and to keep in touch through the years. His memory will live on in so many lives he touched. May the memories of Paul be a source of comfort for you. And may God's love give you strength during your time of sorrow.

Brenda Turner

November 12, 2020

Sweet Mary Jo and family you are in my thoughts and prayers.
What a wonderful life and example you had . Answering the phone at the office and hearing Mr. Paul’s voice was always a joy and he always thanked me for helping and never failed to say something encouraging before hanging up.
If this world had more “ Paul Martins” how much better it would be.

Kelly Crabtree

November 11, 2020

Dear Mary Jo and family,
You all are truly beautiful people. I looked forward to every visit with you. I always loved my hugs from Mary Jo and Paul’s smile every time I visited. You always made me feel right at home.
I want you to always know that you will forever be in my heart. I hope that we can keep in touch. It was a honor to have the opportunity to care for Paul. Mary Jo, you are an amazing caregiver. The love you had for each other touched my heart more than I can even put into words.
Paul was a beautiful man with a huge heart. He always had such a positive attitude no matter what he was going through.
Again, it was truly an honor for you to allow me into your lives and home. I will be forever grateful.
Lots of love,
Kelly Crabtree, RN ~ Hospice Nurse


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