James Larry Martin

September 21, 1943 ~ October 28, 2020 (age 77)


James Larry Martin, of Liberty, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, in Kings Mountain, Kentucky. He was 77.

Born on September 21, 1943, in Casey County, Kentucky, he was a son of the late Hayden and Villa Marie Wilson Martin. Larry was the first employee of the East Casey County Water District. He was a member of the Craftsman Masonic Lodge #722, Casey Masonic Lodge #424, and Order of the Eastern Star. Larry was also a Kentucky Colonel. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, riding around, and hanging out at the water office. He loved his dog, Bandit. Larry was baptized at an early age.

Larry is survived by two daughters, Paula (Jerry) Hefner of North Vernon, IN and Karen (Randy) Roy of Liberty; two sons, James Phillip (Rhonda) Martin and Kenneth Mark Martin, both of Liberty; sisters-in-law, Emojean Hampton and Flossie Martin, both of Liberty; and a brother, Billy R. Martin of Liberty. Other survivors include five grandchildren, Sami, John Hayden, Tawni, Jayce, and Josh; eight great-grandchildren; and special caregivers, Susan Evans, Samantha Brown, and Gadberry Boarding Home.

In addition to his parents, Larry is predeceased by his wife, Patricia Hampton Martin, who passed away on January 30, 1998; and five brothers, Monroe Martin, Woody Martin, Donald Martin, Murl Martin, and Melvin Martin.

The funeral service will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, October 31, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with Bro. Lonnie Goodin officiating. Burial will follow in Poplar Grove Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Friday, October 30, 2020, at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. Masonic rites will be held at 7:00 P.M. Please enter through the front doors (Campbellsville Street side) of the funeral home when you arrive to the funeral home. Social distancing guidelines must be followed by everyone in attendance. Facial coverings ARE required. 

Pallbearers will be Andy Greynolds, Jeff Wethington, Phillip Reese, Marty Atwood, Emory Martin, and Barry King.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association at P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090.

Arrangements are entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at

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October 30, 2020

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

Funeral Service
October 31, 2020

1:00 PM
McKinney-Brown Funeral Home & Monuments
752 Campbellsville Street Post Office Box 188
Liberty, KY 42539

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