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John Fredrick Martin, 65

John Fredrick Martin, 65

John Fredrick Martin, 65, of Hendersonville went to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 1, 2014 at the Elizabeth House.

Mr. Martin was born Jan. 2, 1949, in Durham to the late Courtney Eugene Martin and Jean Barbara Gupton Martin. In addition to his parents John was preceded in death by his wife Mary Jane Martin.

A strong Christian, John had a heart after the Lord. He was a loving father, brother and friend. He was a sweet, generous man that touched the hearts of anyone that he came into contact. He resided in Hendersonville for over 30 years, serving his community with gorgeous home décor shops. He was the former owner and operator of Floral Décor in the downtown Main Street of Hendersonville from 2001 to 2011.

He is survived by his daughter Tessa Jane Martin of Hendersonville, a son Kristopher John Martin of Asheville, a brother Courtney Martin, Jr. of Tigerville, S.C., two sisters Margaret Corbin and Barbara Mize, both of Panama City, Fla. Other survivors include a granddaughter Kenna Jane Aldridge.

A memorial service will be held 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, in the Chapel of First Baptist Church with Rev. Wally Shamburger officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be given at any Wells Fargo Location to the Martin family fund or by visiting

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.