Martin L. Passley, son of the late Joseph Daniel Passley and Mary Elizabeth Dillie Passley, was born on April 17, 1931, in Charleston and died at the Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center on Saturday, Jan. 17, 2009, at the age of 77.
Mr. Passley was of the Baptist faith, a farmer, and a resident of Bernie.
Survivors include three sons, Martin Anthony Passley of Poplar Bluff, Joseph E. Passley of Dexter, and Morn F. Passley of Bernie; four daughters, Tina Marie Todd and Amanda Kay Hill, both of Texas, Rhonda Lee Groves of Greenville, and Bonita Passley; two brothers, Thomas Passley of Bernie and Joseph Passley of Malden; seven sisters, Mary Lou Soloman, Dorothy Wolfe, Jean Colter and Darlene Treat, all of Poplar Bluff, Joan Brown and Diane Camp, both of Florida, Gaydawn Thacker of Campbell; 18 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Frank Passley; and one sister, Mamie Rogers.
Visitation will be held from 12:30-2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, at Rainey-Mathis Funeral Home in Bernie.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2009, in the Rainey-Mathis Funeral Chapel with Rev. James Clonts officiating.
Interment will follow in the Bernie Cemetery.