John Allen Martin, 59, of Conover, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, April 1, 2023.

John was born on March 28, 1964 in Virginia to the late Neil and Thelma Martin. He was employed by Aqua NC, and was a member of New Life Authentic Christian Community where he played on the church praise team.

Survivors include his wife Jearleen Davis Martin of the home; his daughter, Michelle Bohemier and husband Chad of Easley, SC; grandchildren, Zoe Bohemier and Emma Bohemier; his sister, Diane Satterfield and husband Jason Scurlock of Dublin, OH; and nephew, Evan Bunner and niece, Ivy Satterfield; his brother, Scott Martin and wife Jamie of St. Cloud, FL; and niece, Jessica Martin and nephew, Sean Martin; his son, Johnathan Martin of Panama City, FL and grandchild Penelope Loveless; his daughter, Ashley Plaugher of Louden, TN and grandson, Brantley Plaugher and granddaughter Lyric Plaugher.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday April 5, 2023 in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese, with Rev. Chris Gruver, Rev. David King, and Rev. Marty Conner officiating. Interment will follow at Davistown Cemetery in Old Fort.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 11:30 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.

Memorial contributions may be made to Strong Life Ministries, 1209 Fairgrove Church Rd. SE Conover, NC 28613.

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Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the family.