Martha Honaker passed peacefully to her heavenly home on April 19, 2014.
She was born August 24, 1921 in Friendsville, Tennessee to Troy Edward Walker and Ruth Boring Walker. Ms. Honaker was active in many community organizations and educational endeavors since she and her husband, Lombe Scott Honaker, Jr. moved to Johnson City in 1953.
Ms. Honaker graduated from Maryville College and received her master’s degree from ETSU. She taught in Johnson City Schools for 30 years before retiring in 1986. She was an active member of the Washington County Retired Teachers’ Association, ETSU Retirees’ Association, Delta Kappa Gamma Society, and the Johnson City Monday Club.
Dedication to family and church are highlights of her life. She was an active member of First Presbyterian Church including a leader of the Ann King Bible Class, member of the Chancel Choir for over 30 years, and Advisory Board for Campus Ministry. One of her greatest joys was volunteering at The River, the local mission of First Presbyterian Church.
She is preceded in death by her parents and brother Edward Walker; her husband, Lombe Scott Honaker, Jr.; and an infant grandson Lombe Scott Honaker IV.
Survivors include her children Julia Herwig and Scott Honaker, III (wife Barbie), four grandchildren Carl Herwig (wife Mary), Gretchen Dorman (husband Brad), Megan Honaker, and Miranda Honaker; and three great grand children, Walker Dorman, Ava Herwig, and Greyson Dorman. Other survivors include her brother Donald Walker (wife Hilda) and nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank Gerald Malcolm for his kind visits and inspirational prayers; June Adkins for being a special friend, cook, and companion; and the many others who visited and sent cards.
The Witness to the Resurrection service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 105 S. Boone Street, Johnson City, TN on Thursday, April, 24 at 2:30.The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:30 at the church preceding the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to First Presbyterian Church Mission “The River”, First Presbyterian Church, or ETSU Dr. L. Scott Honaker Scholarship Fund.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the Honaker family at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Honaker family. (423) 928-6111.