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Oct. 16, 1988 – Oct. 30, 2022

Corey Tyler Martin was born on Oct. 16, 1988 and died on Oct. 30, 2022 at the age of 34, much too young for all that loved him.

A Memorial Service was held on Sunday, Nov. 6, beginning at 2 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church with Bro. Danny Dean officiating and Dunklin Funeral Home directing.

Corey was preceded in death by his Papa, Jimmy Peavy and grandmother, Belle Peavy and his beloved dog Deuce.


Corey leaves behind his fiancé, Brittany Jade DeNiro; mother, Pam Martin (Derek); aunt, Jackie Thompson (Tommy); uncle, Joey Peavy (Lisa); and the best cousins ever Jordan, Cailyn, Joseph, Clay, Layla and Brantley.

Corey spent his early years close to his family in the Industry Community. Corey developed a love of fishing from his Papa, whom he spent much time with in his childhood. That hobby would go with Corey wherever he went in his life.  Corey had a special bond with both his grandparents, and they were never far from his thoughts. He would be quick to tell you his “Mawmaw” was the best grandmother around. Corey was the oldest grandchild of his family and grew up surrounded by his cousins enjoying all the joys of country life together. With the exception of Easter family pictures which he did not like! It became the running family joke.

Corey graduated from Fort Dale Academy after attending school in Auburn for many years. His college years were spent at Auburn University.

In adulthood Corey enjoyed traveling and was always up for an adventure. He and Deuce, his dog of 17 years, loved to go places to hike, skateboard, and golf. Corey lived in South Carolina many years and briefly in North Carolina. His most cherished adventure was meeting the love of his life, Brittany, nine years ago while on the gulf coast. They were currently living in Orange Beach and looking forward to getting married soon.

Corey was a talented artist, not just in drawing and painting, but in many areas. He enjoyed gardening and cooking, traits he inherited from his mawmaw and mother. He blended those skills with his love of the arts to start making food and beverages for upscale establishments. Corey was an excellent bartender and won many accolades and awards. He took great pride in his craft and worked hard to be the best, which he was.

To say Corey was loved would be an understatement; he was adored, especially by his mother. He was her world. He was a loving son and a great guy to the many friends and people he served. He was quite the charmer; the world will be much duller without his light.

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