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Paul Michael “Mike” Martin

Mr. Paul Michael “Mike” Martin age 75 of Lebanon passed away at his home October 14, 2022.  He was born in Lebanon, TN, May 15, 1947, to Paul Joseph Martin and Dot Goodall Martin, who preceded him in death.  He attended McClain Elementary School and graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy, Cumberland University and Middle Tennessee State University.  He earned a Master’s in history from MTSU and participated in numerous archeological digs around Middle Tennessee.  He served in the Tennessee National Guard during the 1970’s based in Gallatin.

Mike was an avid reader who always had a book or two handy.  He enjoyed old movies, gardening, creating stained glass, wood-working and cooking, becoming an accomplished chef.

He is survived by his sister, Pat Martin (Billy) Fitts; brother, John Earl Martin; niece, Renee (Greg) Hardwick; great-niece, Kelsey (Javier) Bonacic; special friends:  Sandy Herbert, Haley Reaves, Brittaney Johnson, and beloved cats, Gabby and Susan.

Visitation will be Sunday, October 16, 2022, from 1-3 p.m. at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home.  In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Mike’s memory to your favorite animal shelter/rescue or to the Lebanon-Wilson County Library.

Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home, in charge of arrangements.

Messages for the Family

  1. Ray Smith says:
    Pat and John please accept my deepest sympathy on Mike’s passing. I trust you can find comfort from the fine memories y’all experienced through the years. Although it has been many, many years since we all gathered on Pennsylvania Street I remember Mike vividly. As I’m typing this, my mind recalls your mom who was as fine a lady as walked the earth.
  2. Joyce Wohrley says:
    I’m truly so sorry for ur loss John. If u need anything, please don’t hesitate to call. Sending prayers of peace and comfort.
  3. Sue Coble says:
    Pat, so sorry to read of Mile’s passing. Praying for you and your family.