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Dedrick Martin

April 7, 1940 — December 28, 2021


Dedrick “Moe” Martin, age 81, of Middlesboro, KY, passed away on Tuesday, December 28, 2021, at Pikeville Medical Center in Pikeville, KY.  He was born April 7, 1940, in Middlesboro, KY, the son of the late Daniel Allen Martin and Kate McCombs.

He was of the Baptist faith and attended church at the Thankful Baptist Church in Middlesboro, KY.

After a long, well-lived life, he reached the point where “Moe” needed much care and assistance.  His special cousin and guardian angel, Rhonda Graster, gladly accepted the call.  Assisting her in this labor of love were his cousins, Bobbie Banks, Ierusha Martin and Robert Kelly.

Having lost his mother at the early age of four, in addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by two very special aunts that were essential in making him the man that he was, Aunt Louise Williams and Aunt Magnolia Farrow.

He is survived by the following family members:

His brothers, Daniel Allen Martin, Jr. and Robert J. (Lillian) Martin, both of Cleveland, OH

Uncle Charles (Ella) Martin of Northbrook, IL; Aunt Doris Harris of Chicago, IL; and Aunt Debbie McCombs of Middlesboro, KY

A special brother, Johnny Graster of Middlesboro, KY

As well as a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and friends, to many to mention.

The family of Dedrick Martin will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at the Cawood Funeral Home Chapel in Middlesboro, KY. Funeral services will follow at 7:00 p.m., with Pastor Mark Clark presiding.  Music will be provided by Robert Kelly.

A private committal will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express gratitude and a special thank you to the nurses and staff of Good Shepherd Nursing Home of Phelps, KY, for taking such special care of our loved one.  Words cannot express our gratitude.

Online condolences and guestbook are available at

Cawood Funeral Home is in charge of all arrangements and is honored to serve the family of Dedrick Martin.  For the health and well-being of our staff and the families we serve, we request that social distancing be observed and everyone in attendance wear a mask.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dedrick Martin, please visit our flower store.

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Wednesday, January 5, 2022

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