He was born Oct. 20, 1961, the son of Jackie D. and Linda (Burch) Johnson. He was a graduate of Eastern High School. Marty loved playing drums and electric guitar and was a member of the Knight Riders Band with Gary and Danny Dobson. He was a member of the Pride & Joy Cloggers for three years. He was a member of the Eastern Greene Fire Department. Marty served his country on several tours of duty while in the United States Army CDR 1313th Engineering Company, Camp Atterbury and DET 1, Btry B 2D 150th FA, and overseas deployment with the 1438 th Trans. Co. He was most recently employed by the Second Street Antique Mall and Boston Scientific.
Marty leaves behind a wife, Ronda (Eads) Johnson whom he married Feb. 14, 1987, three sons, Jack Tyler (Amber) of Solsberry, Brandon Ray (Sarah) of Solsberry and Austin Daniel and daughter, Kayla Lynn still at home; a granddaughter, Graceland Elizabeth; his mother, Linda K. (Burch) Johnson of Solsberry; mother and father in-law, Ron and Linda Eads of Bloomington; brother and sister in laws: Kevin and Ronita Walcott, Ronnie and Tammy Eads, Mike and Ronessa Lenning, Jason and Ronica Walcott, Ronson and Lorrene Eads, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father Jackie D. Johnson, grandparents Claude and Bonnie Burch and aunts Margaret Burch and Carol Shelton.
Friends may call at Jenkins Funeral Home in Bloomfield on Tuesday from 4 -- 8 p.m. Service will be Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Solsberry Cemetery. Donations can be made to The Johnson Children C/O Ronita Walcott Monroe Bank Acct #2270 645