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Joe L. Markin
Date of Death or Service Dec 1, 2017
Joe L. Markin

         Funeral services for Joe L. Markin, age 79 of Burns, will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, December 1, 2017 from the chapel of Taylor Funeral Home with Bro. Matthew Hiatt and Bro. James Hinkle officiating.  Interment will follow in Parker-Fowlkes Cemetery.  The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2 until 8 p.m. and on Friday from 11 a.m. until service time.  For those desiring, memorials are suggested to Special Olympics.  Joe died unexpectedly Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at Horizon Medical Center.

     A native of Stewart County, Joe was the son of the late C. S. and Mayme Rougemont Markin.  He was married for more than 60 years to Rita Wallace Markin, who survives.  He was a member of Burns Church of Christ.  Joe was a master craftsman and taught for many years at Dickson County High School for the Dickson Co. Board of Education in the building and woodworking trades classes.  Every summer when school was not in session he would take on a “special project” and has constructed several fine homes in the area.  He was also an artisan in the marble and tile industry, having been previously employed by Forrest Allen Tile Company.  His other interests included gardening and farming.  Above all, Joe was a Christian gentleman who was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, who was known in the community to be honest and fair-dealing.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

     Survivors include his wife, Rita Markin; a daughter, Pam Markin Averitt; grandchildren, Michelle Welch (Shad), and Joe Wayne Averitt; great-grandson, Conner Welch; a sister, Judy Butler (Bill); all of Burns, Tennessee.

     Taylor Funeral Home is honored to be of service to the Markin Family.


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