GIBSON, Ga.- Mr. Martin T. Johnson, Sr., 57, of Gibson, entered into rest Sunday, August 8, 2004 at Eisenhower Medical Center, Ft. Gordon.
Funeral services with full military honors were held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Gibson Church of God with Rev. Richard Kitchens and Rev. Steve Lamb officiating. Interment was at Bethel U.M.C. Cemetery.
Mr. Johnson was a member of the Gibson Church of God. He was retired after 21 years of service in the Army Airborne Division where he served as Culinary Chef and also taught others how to be a chef. He earned a Purple Heart in the Vietnam War, Infantry Division.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Mrs. Nora 'Candy' Brooks Johnson; two sons, Martin Thomas Johnson, Jr. of Gibson and Tommy Malcolm Johnson and his wife, Roxann of Norfolk, Va.; one daughter, Annamarie Kitchens and her husband, Chris of Dearing; two grandchildren, Brittany and Breanna Kitchens of Dearing; his mother and stepfather, Florene and Ken Kurtz of Melbourne, Fla.; one brother, John M. Johnson and his wife, Renee of Annapolis, Maryland; two sisters-in-law, Gail Newsome of Thomson, Faye Redfern of Dublin; one nephew, T. H. Haygood of Myrtle Beach, S.C. and one niece, Vickie Johnson of Annapolis, Md.
Pallbearers were Lester Newsome, Charles Hadden, Mike Lyons, Thomas Chalker, Julian Kitchens and Talmadge Chalker.
Sheppard Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.