Bro. Royce Martin age 79, of Liberty passed away Sunday December 19, 2021 at St. Thomas DeKalb Hospital ER. He was born April 7, 1942 to his parents, the late Dewey and Macon Dale Martin. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Judy Martin; brothers, William Martin and Charles Martin; sisters, Estelle Baker, Genelle Dodd, Lavelle Smith, and Marie Stephens. Mr. Martin was a retired pastor. He is survived by his daughter: Deanna Hall of Lebanon; son, Curtis (Kim) Martin of Liberty; grandchildren: Heather (Camden) Griffin of Mt. Juliet, Matthew (Shelby) Hall of Mt. Juliet, Joshua Martin of Liberty and Emma Martin of Liberty; soon coming great-granddaughter: Avery Griffin; sister: Helen Swan of Knoxville; special friend: Pat Mitchell; several nieces and nephews also survive. Funeral services will be held 11:00AM Thursday December 23, 2021 at DeKalb Funeral Chapel with Family and Friends officiating and burial to follow in DeKalb Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Wednesday 4:PM until 7:PM and on Thursday 9:30AM until the time of the service at 11:AM. In addition to flowers, the family ask that donations be made to Gideons International. The funeral home lounge is closed at this time and no food or drinks are allowed in the funeral home. DeKalb Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
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