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Blake Burris Martin, 34, Columbia, KY (1986-2020)

Blake Burris Martin of Columbia passed away on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at his home.

The funeral service will be held at 2pmCT on Sunday, December 27, 2020, at the Adair County High School Gymnasium, with Bro. Randy Johnson, Bro. Aaron LaBarge and Bro. Al Hardy officiating. Burial will follow the service in the Columbia Cemetery, with Bro. Bobby Withers officiating.

A "WALK THRU" visitation will be held on Sunday, December 27, from 9:30amCT until 1:30pmCT at the Adair County High School Gymnasium, with funeral service to follow.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions and the health of the family, social distancing will be observed and personal contact with the family at the visitation and funeral service will be prohibited, however a receptacle will be provided if anyone wishes to leave a personal note or message of condolence during the visitation.

All attendees to the visitation and/or funeral are required to wear a facial covering and follow the Healthy At Work guidelines.

Born November 24, 1986 in Columbia, Adair County, KY, he was a 2005 graduate of Adair County High School and a 2011 graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics. He later graduated from Vincennes University Mortuary Science Program in 2014 and attained his Embalmer and Funeral Directors license in the State of Kentucky. Blake was a member of Columbia Baptist Church and along with his dad and mom operated Grissom-Martin Funeral Home. He was preceded in death by his father Rickey Burris in 1987.

Survivors Include:
  • His Wife- Haley Blaydes Martin of Columbia, KY
  • Two Sons- Asher Cole Martin and Avery Hayes Martin of Columbia, KY
  • His Parents- David and Cathy Martin of Columbia, KY
  • One Sister- McKenzie Martin of Columbia, KY
  • His Grandparents- Billy and Joyce Rodgers, Tom Burris, and Bro. Raymond A. Martin all of Columbia, KY
  • His Father-in-law and Mother-in-law- Gary and Tamara Blaydes of Center, KY
  • A host of other relatives and friends
The family kindly asks that instead of floral arrangements or other acts of kindness that donations be made to the Asher and Avery Martin Education Fund. Accounts have been set up at all local banks or may be left at the funeral home.

Grissom-Martin Funeral Home in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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Blake Burris Martin, 34, Columbia, KY (1986-2020)

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