John Rule Martens Sr., 58, passed away suddenly on February 2, 2018. John was a native of Rome who, after only a short stint in Stockbridge with his beloved wife, Dawn, had returned to his hometown, residing in the family home that he affectionately referred to as Dogwood Hill in the Horseleg Estates Community.
John was the son of Dr. Lester J. Martens and Barbara Castetter Martens, both of whom preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death was one grandchild, Nathan, and a great-grandchild.
John will be missed by many friends and all those who he dearly loved, including his wife, Dawn A. Martens; son, John Rule Martens Jr.; daughters, Ashley Whittier and Emily Neal (C.J.); nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren with a third on the way. He is also survived by a brother, sisters, and several nieces and nephews.
John retired as a Licensed Professional Counselor and was enjoying life as an author and photographer. He also enjoyed traveling and had recently returned from a trip to Alaska with Dawn.
Daniels Funeral Home in Rome will host visitation for family and friends on February 17, 2018 at 12 noon and a celebration of life will follow in the chapel at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow at a later time. In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to the American Heart Association or Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital.