Clifford Garrison Martin passed away, with his family by his side, on September 28, 2017, after a long battle with ocular melanoma.
Cliff was born in Chattanooga on Sept. 22, 1955, to John McEwen and Susan Elder Martin. He was born on Lookout Mountain and raised on Elder Mountain, where he cultivated his love of the great outdoors. He graduated from Norte Dame High School and UTC. Following school, he went to work at Fletcher Bright Company, where he eventually became a partner.
He loved playing with his grandchildren, fishing on the Suwannee River and walking with his dogs, Magruder and Mattie. (Sometimes he even allowed his wife and kids to tag along.)
Cliff is survived by his wife, Karen, daughter, Mary (David) Fein, son, Jack Martin (Nicole Griffin), and his grandchildren, Madeline and Sam Fein. He is also survived by his mother, Susan, sister, Alice (Everett) Cramer, brothers, John (Elizabeth) Martin and Garrison (Carol) Martin, as well as his wonderful nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Lookout Mountain, on Wednesday, Oct. 4. Visitation starts at 2:30 p.m. with the service following at 3:30 p.m. Interment will be at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the following: Hospice of Chattanooga, Wills Eye Foundation The Fund for Vision, 840 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107, The Church of the Good Shepherd, or Notre Dame High School.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.