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ANTHONY JACQUES MARTIN
On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019, the Lord called Anthony “Ant” Jacques Martin home to be with his Lord and Savior after fighting a battle with cancer. Anthony was a lifetime resident of Jasper, Tennessee, a graduate from the Class of 1996 at Marion County High School and one of the largest Warrior Fans from this valley. He was also on the “92, 94 & 95” Marion County High School Football State Championship Team.
Anthony’s heart was forever given to his children Amaura and Ashton. There will never be a father that loved his children, pushed them to the point of being the best they ever could be, shared the love of God, ensured they were street smart and most of all, he always wanted them to know their “dad” loved them with all he had. Anthony was an amazing father……none better.
Anthony was of the Baptist faith and was a member of the New Hope Baptist Church. Anthony leaves a legacy of memories behind with his family, friends and the “Coach” of the children he coached in Japer Little League Football. He also served as Jasper Little League President. He coached Jasper Rec Baseball for Dizzy Dean for numerous years along with coaching Jasper Junior Pro Basketball.
He also had the love for the “Texas Longhorns” and North Carolina Tarheels basketball team.
Anthony was a true gentleman, had a love of people along with life and everyone in the Marion County community loved him. As most will tell you, God didn’t make very many men like Anthony. Anthony is a true hero in this valley. Anthony’s heart and soul will be missed forever in the Marion County Area.
Anthony was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Reverend Leonard Martin and Andrew Powell.
Those left to cherish his memories are his parents, Joseph “Joe” and Doreia Martin and Priscilla McGhee; daughter, Amaura Martin; son, Ashton Martin; grandmothers, Rita Powell and Peggy Martin; brothers, Joseph A. Martin and Adrian Davis; sister, Camille Davis, along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends too large to mention.
The family has requested donations be made to Tate Funeral Home, LLC, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN for Anthony’s funeral arrangements.
The family will receive friends on Monday, May 13th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm CDT and Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 from 11:00 am to 8:00 pm CDT at Tate Funeral Home in Jasper, Tennessee.
The funeral will be conducted in the Chapel at Tate Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 at 11:00 am with Pastor Adrian Davis and Reverend Larry Owens officiating.
Anthony will be laid to rest at Sequatchie Valley Memorial Gardens in Jasper, Tennessee after the service.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Tate Funeral Home, LLC, 950 Mel Dixon Lane, Jasper, TN 37347, 423-942-9500.