Harold C. Martin, of Madisonville, passed away at 11:50 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at Sweetwater Hospital, surrounded by family. He retired from Vestal Manufacturing in Sweetwater. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

He was 83 years old.

He leaves behind: his wife of 47 years, Patricia Jo Ann Martin;

Children and their spouses, Patty and Mark McLemore, Angie and Richard Moore, Curtis and Sherri Martin, Brad Martin, Mike and Renae’ Martin, Vickie and Billy Craig, Becky Smith, Linda and David Chamlee;

Seventeen grandchildren;

Sixteen great-grandchildren;

Sisters and brothers-in-law, Peggy and Paul Miller, Judy and Sam Hatfield; Brother and sister-in-law, Melvin and Priscilla Martin;

Several nieces and nephews.

The family received friends from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home in Madisonville. Graveside service and interment followed at 3:30 p.m. in Forkner’s Chapel Cemetery in Sweetwater with the Rev. Brenda Gentry officiating.