Vaughn “Dean” Martin, age 58, of Bristol, TN passed away on Saturday, July 31, 2021 at Bristol Regional Medical Center. He was born on February 23, 1963 in Bristol, TN, a son of the late Verrick Davis and Ada Whitaker Martin. Dean was a lifelong resident of the Bristol area. He was a parts manager at Bill Gatton for many years. He was also a volunteer fireman. Dean loved to play his guitar and sing in his spare time. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Linda Martin; uncle, Lonnie Whitaker; and special friend, Darlene Carter.
Survivors include his daughters, Katie Martin, Christina Martin, Kimberly Martin and fiancé Robert and her kids Danielle Stiltner, Chase Stiltner and Tyler Stiltner; stepson, James Burke; fiancée, Tammy Street; brothers, Ronnie Martin and wife Susie, and Kelvin Martin and wife Suzanne; sisters, Janice Stanton and husband Danny; Kristel Thatcher, and Teresa Hatfield and husband Richard; extended family, Stephanie Linkous, Don Shaffer, Jaxson Linkous, Brooklyn Linkous, Dakota Pierson, and Madison Wilkerson; special friend, Carolyn Whitaker; and his entire dance family.
A graveside service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 8, 2021 at Moore Cemetery, 20585 Haskell Station Rd Bristol, VA 24202, with Pastor Gary Rowlette officiating. Music provided by special friend, Debbie Bailey.
Online condolences may be registered at www.weaverfuneralhome.net. Arrangements have been made with Weaver Funeral Home and Cremation Services.