John Matthew "Big Matt" "Southside" Martin, age 50 of Crawfordville, formerly of Tallahassee, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013.
Mr. Martin was a tree crew foreman for the City of Tallahassee where he had been employed for 31 years. He was a board member of the Florida State Dog Hunter's Association, an avid hunter and fisherman, and loved camping with his family. He was also an avid Nascar Racing fan who enjoyed boating, singing karaoke, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife: Perriann Harrell Martin of Crawfordville; sons: Josh (Tonya) Martin of Crawfordville and Kenny Thomas of Lake Charles, LA; daughter: Kendall Thomas of Crawfordville; mother: Sandy Dodson Martin of Tallahassee; Grandson: Jamie Martin of Crawfordville; sister: Hope (Donnie) Moore of Crawfordville; and sister-in-law: Shawnie Harrell of Sopchoppy. Numerous nieces, nephews, friends, co-workers, and his Buck Cemetery Hunting Club family also survive. He was preceded in death by his father: Jimmie Martin and his grandparents: Willie and Minnie Martin and J.H. "Check" and Margaret Dodson.
A memorial service to celebrate Mr. Martin's life will be held 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013 at the Wakulla Springs Baptist Church with Pastor Lewis Pollard and Brother Derrick Crum officiating. Arrangements are under the care and direction of Forbes Funeral Home, Macclenny, Florida 850-559-3380. Please sign the online guestbook at http://www.forbesfuneralhome.net/