Mr. Kinney "Ronny" Martin, 70

Mr. Kinney “Ronny” Martin, 70, of Flowery Branch, passed away Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following an extended illness.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022 in the Chapel of Memorial Park Funeral Home. Rev. Joshua Martin, Rev. Christopher Martin and Rev. Matthew Vandegriff will officiate. The family will receive friends at Memorial Park Funeral Home on Saturday, July 30th from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Born August 13, 1951 in Gainesville, he was the son of the late N.C. Martin and the late Etta Mae Hyde Martin. He was retired from Jack of All Trades and Master of None and a member of Christ Place Church.

Ronny also known as “wombat” by his favorite son in law loved people. He loved sharing life experiences and could spin you a story like a wagon wheel. He never once met a stranger. Hunting, fishing, and fellowship is where he loved to spend his free time. Cutting up and telling jokes were always expected. Never a dull moment when Ronny was around. Everyone loved his cooking but his famous meatballs will be missed the most. Dropping everything to help family or to be there for a friend you could always count on him. He’s walking the streets of gold with Jesus and no longer in pain or suffering.

Honorary pallbearers: Logan Long, Brayden Long, Tommy DeMicco & Rob DeSena
In addition to his parents, Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Martin.

Mr. Martin is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan Cain Martin of Flowery Branch; daughter and son in law, Julie and Ryan Sims of Perry, GA; granddaughter, Kaitlin Gooch and Rob DeSena of Gainesville; grandsons, Logan Long and Nicole Bullock of Gainesville, Brayden Long of Perry, GA, Tommy DeMicco of Perry, GA; great granddaughter, Jaycie DeSena of Gainesville; brother, Lewis Martin of Buford, sister-in-law, Christine Martin of Alto, brother & sister-in-law, Jimmy & Nancy Cain of Griffin, Georgia and a number of other loving relatives.

Memorial Park Funeral Home, 2030 Memorial Park Road, Gainesville, GA  30504 is in charge of arrangements.

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Jack Sanders 2022-07-27 14:03:52
Joan our heart goes out to you and your family. Ronnie a outstanding Christian, husband, father and friend. May God carry you in life's journey. May he comfort you and keep you. Love Jack 🙏
Rev. Theo & Wynell Coker 2022-07-27 17:00:46
Prayers going up before God's throne on behalf of all the Ronny Martin family. May God place his arms around during this time of great need...
Barbara Turner West 2022-07-27 17:57:44
Rest In Peace dear Ronny, my cousin-in-law. Gone too soon. You were the same funny jokester the last time I saw you as you were the first time I met you 50 years ago. I’ll see you on the other side my friend. I am happy that you are no longer suffering.
Sandra Roberts 2022-07-27 22:26:04
Joan, Julie and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you as you begin a new season of life without Ronny. He was a precious man and heaven gained a good one. May the joy of the Lord be your peace as you celebrate his home going! Until then, know he is experiencing first hand what we all will be enjoying for eternity!!
Glinda Roshau 2022-07-28 09:24:37
Lewis, you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Myra Mote Benefield 2022-07-28 11:42:05
I worked and lived life in South Hall with the Martins. Ronny’s obit is perfect because he was a great friend and talker. I share that love of talking to friends, family actually everyone of Gods awesome love in making us. I talked lots to Ronny And Bill at a perfect place to hang out the South Hall Trash Dump. Ronny has so many friends that will miss him greatly including me. You his family and surely wife Joan gave him perfect love and care these last days or always I leave my sincere respects for a wonderful man Ronny who leaves a great large family and friends grieving together
Vivian LaBarre 2022-07-28 12:21:55
Lewis, I am so Sorry for the Loss of your brother Ronny. Thoughts and prayers in this difficult time.
Debbie Atkinson Dr. Croft's assistant 2022-07-28 13:50:33
Joan so sorry for your loss!!. I will miss Ronny coming in to the office, telling us jokes and making us laugh and discussing the lastest John Grisham book. May God's peace and comfort surround you at this dificult time
Kerry & Ann Cook 2022-07-28 15:47:26
Joan you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. Me and Ronny were band buddies at S.H.H.S. He was a fun guy to be around. I still miss Martha and Bruce.
Philip Casper 2022-07-28 18:28:23
Joan, so sorry for your loss. Ronny was a crazy, funny guy and I've known him for years, in High School, at Blackshear Place Baptist, and just seeing you both many times over the years. He is going to be sorely missed, BUT, we know he's in a better place and we'll see him again in Heaven. God bless you all.
Butch & Janet Loyd 2022-07-28 18:49:17
Joan, Julie, and Family: You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Ronny has gained his heavenly wings. Love, Butch & Janet
Billy and Barbara 2022-07-28 19:49:18
Joan, sending our love and prayers to you and your family. Praying comfort for you all in the coming days. We will miss him.
Jimmy & Lucary Henson 2022-07-28 20:59:02
Joan, Julie and family our hearts, love and prayers are with you. Please accept our deepest sympathy. 🌹
Mark Jett 2022-07-29 08:06:43
Joan & Julie, I cannot fathom how deeply you hurt at this moment. Ronny was a great man and will be greatly missed I am glad that I knew him and I hurt for you thoughts and prayers for all of your family at this moment.
Angelyn Sims Price 2022-07-29 08:50:40
Joan, I am so sorry about the loss of your dear husband. He had a hard time these past few weeks, and I prayed for his recovery. God chose to heal him in a different way. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Julie as you start this new chapter in your life. I have experienced it 16 years ago, and it isn't easy, but God will hold you until you are stronger. I stayed in the Psalms which gave me comfort. Praying for you the peace and comfort that only God can give. Blessings to you.
Lynn & David Bagwell 2022-07-29 10:43:47
Joan.....I'm so so sorry for the loss of Ronny. We have always enjoyed the time we have spent with yall during all of our gatherings. Ya'll have always been a part of our extended family, and our hugs are prayers will be with you. I'm sorry we will not be there Saturday, but we will be with you in heart and thoughts. Love you!
Beverly Pass 2022-07-29 22:56:28
Joan, Julie and family, I'm so sorry to learn of Ronny's passing but may we find comfort in knowing he is in a much better place than we are. I first knew Ronny when we went to Emmanuel to church and then in SHHS band where we had some good times. He was a great friend. May God bless and keep you.
Kathi Gee Buffington 2022-07-29 23:18:46
Joan and family, I was so sad to hear of the loss of Ronny. I knew him almost all my life but had lost touch with both of you since I left Hall County. My prayers are with you during this time of grief.
Cheryl Bryant 2022-07-30 08:47:23
Joan & Family, You're in my prayers today. Such a great guy. Ronnie will be missed. Loved his humor! Blessings, Cheryl Bryant
Nancy Canup Gravitt 2022-07-30 11:00:43
Joan I am so sorry to hear about Ronny. It saddens me to know he is gone. Last time I saw him was at a family funeral. Seems now other than facebook that is the only time we see each other. My prayers are with you.
david and gail peck 2022-07-30 20:03:04
so sorry-he will always be in our hearts
Jim and Linda Little 2022-08-02 05:53:06
Joan, we are deeply sorry you and your dear family lost Ronny. We will be praying for God to provide you with comfort and strength. I remember years back when you two decided to travel to Australia and I helped you with that trip. So glad you were able to go and enjoy it when you were still healthy.🙏
Monie Salloum 2022-08-31 02:57:21
So sorry Joan for the loss of your husband. I remember how close you two were and I know you miss him. I just read about his passing and was not aware about his illness. He is now free from pain and rejoicing in the Lord. Love and Peace, Monie
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