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Martin Luther 'Coot' Kiker, Sr., 81, of Birdwell Circle,
Greeneville, TN, was called home to be with the Lord on
Thursday afternoon, April 21, 2011. He passed away
peacefully at his home surrounded by his loved ones after
a lengthy illness. He was born November 23, 1929.
He retired from George C. Moore Company after 45 years of
He was a Christian man who loved the Lord and attended
Susong Memorial Church.
He was a very loving and supportive husband, father, and
He enjoyed golfing and did so as long as his health
His family loves him and will miss him dearly and will
cherish every memory of him. He will be sadly missed by
all who knew him.
He was a son of the late Calvin M. and Maude (Holt) Kiker;
and was preceded in death by his wife of 47 ½ years, Bertha
Ricker Kiker; his son, Martin Kiker; grandson, Nicholas
Kesterson; sisters , Mabel Lewis and Lillian Taylor; and a
brother, Bill Kiker.
He is survived by three daughters and two sons-in-law,
Kathy and Robert Collins, Nancy and Ron Austin, and Barbara
Kiker; grandchildren and spouses, Tammy and David Klepper,
Eli and Vickie Collins, Tessa Kiker, Kimberly Kesterson,
Chad Kesterson, Heather Richards, Rita and Ricky Malone,
Kristen Helms Kesterson, Jacqulayne Sloan, and Amy
Kesterson; great grandchildren, Bethany and Jordan Dotson,
Joshua Collins, Mirsadyz Kesterson, Bryce Kesterson, Conner
Kesterson, Brayden Kesterson, Samuel Shell, Regan Shell,
Brolan Scott, Courtney Metcalf, Taylor Malone, and Makayla
Malone; great-great granddaughter, Adylie-Alexis Klepper;
brother and sister-in-law, J. B. and Louise Kiker; sister
and brother-in-law, Frances and Rex Harrison; brothers-in-
law and sisters-in-law, Lora Kiker, Lamon 'Bud' and Barbara
Ricker, John Ricker, Reba and Kay Barnes, and Luella and
Terry Cook; and a special 'adopted' daughter, Nancy Brobeck.
The family will receive friends 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., Saturday,
April 23, 2011, and Sunday, April 24, 2011, at Kiser-Rose
Hill Funeral Home.
The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, April
25, 2011, in Kiser-Rose Hill Chapel, with Rev. Sammy
Cutshall and Pastor Jim Bunch officiating.
Interment will follow in GreeneLawn Memory Gardens. His
pallbearers will be Eli Collins, Josh Collins, Chad
Kesterson, Brayden Kesterson, David Klepper, Jordan Dotson,
and Ricky Malone.
Online condolences may be sent to the Kiker family at
Arrangements by Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.