Dennis Martin, age 63, went home to Heaven on Friday, March 17, 2017.
Dennis was a longtime musician, songwriter, entertainer and teacher.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Billy and Doris Lambert Martin.
He is survived by his sister, Rhee Martin Bates; brother-in-law, Sam B. Bates, of Lebanon; son, Brandon Lee Martin; daughter-in-law, Kim Martin; granddaughter, Kylee Martin, all from Utica N.Y.; daughter, Brittney Sheriden Martin Maltese; son-in-law, Matthew Maltese; grandsons, Christian Martin, Brayden Maltese, all from New York; mother of Dennis’ children, Sharon Sue Martin, of New York; nephew, Ryan G. Crook, and his wife, Courtney Crook, and their children, Jackub G. Crook, devoted great-nephew, and Reagan Crook, great-niece, all of Lebanon.
Special mention goes to the LifePoint FBC DoJo, of Smyrna, where Dennis helped to start and continue to teach karate class for more than 25 years. Dennis had achieved the rank of six Don and Sen-sa in the Isshinryu style of karate. Special mention and thanks goes to all his doctors and nurses who helped care for him.
Sellars Funeral Home in Lebanon is in charge of arrangements, 615-444-9393.