Martin, Claude Lesslie

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Claude Lesslie Martin, age 94 of Pulaski passed away Thursday, April 1, 2021 at his home surrounded by family. Born February 25, 1927 in West Virginia he was the son of the late Dexter B. Martin and Callie M. Rogers Martin. He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Vivian Green, grandsons, Tim Martin, Danny Martin, Jr. “Little Danny” and seven sisters.

After retiring from Xaloy with 20 years of service, he went back to what his heart desired, logging, cutting timber and farming. He loved the outdoors, but more importantly the love of his life for 77 years, his wife Alma.

He is survived by his

Wife of 77 years – Alma Ilene Martin – Pulaski

Children – Betty Steele – Dublin, Norma (Charles) Martin – Radford, Gordon (Barbara) Martin – Bland, Bonnie Gravley – Pulaski, Carol (Sophia) Martin – Draper, Rickey Martin – Pulaski, Danny (Becky) Martin – Hiwassee

15 Grandchildren, 18 Great Grandchildren

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM – Monday, April 5, 2021 at the Bower Funeral Home-Chapel, Pulaski with Pastor Don Jones officiating. Interment will follow at the Highland Memory Gardens, Dublin. The family will receive friends one hour before service time Monday at the Funeral Home. To sign Claude’s online guestbook, please visit

Bower Funeral Homes, Pulaski is handling the arrangements for the family.