Morris Martin

Published 9:48 am Monday, August 21, 2017

Morris Martin


Morris Martin, 90 of Junction City died Friday, August 18, 2017. Born March 21, 1927 at his family farm, he was the son of the late Moritz and Christina Moert Martin. He was a member of Mount Freeman Baptist Church and was a Boyle County Fiscal Court Magistrate for over 27 years. He was born on the farm where he lived and started his first sawmill at 21 years old. He was a lifelong farmer, sawmill owner and logger. Morris served in the U.S.Army during WWII. He was predeceased by eleven brothers and sisters.

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Morris is survived by his wife of 56 years, Dorothy Martin; three daughters, Barbara (Eddie) Caldwell of Junction City, Brenda (John) Goatley of Springfield, and Helen (Lecky) Powell of Junction City; two sons, Eddie (Cathy) Martin of Junction City and Sam (Cindy) Martin of Danville; a sister, Christina (Vernon) Young of Harrodsburg; ten grandchildren, Dutch Martin, Cody Martin, Ashley Martin, Tori Martin, Lecky W. Powell, Mikaela Powell, Devin Caldwell, Brent Caldwell, John R.(Jerrica) Goatley and Michael (Daily) Goatley; six great-grandchildren, Donavon Caldwell, Olivia Caldwell, Kelsey Caldwell, Morgan Caldwell, Bryce Caldwell and Kinleigh Caldwell.

The funeral service will be 11 a.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City. Stacy Wilson will officiate. Burial will be in the Junction City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be his granddaughters and his great-grandchildren. Visitation will be Monday after 5 p.m. at Stith Funeral Home, Junction City. Memorial donations are suggested to Heritage Hospice or Gentiva. The online guestbook is available at