Martha Kate Messick

Published 7:02 pm Friday, March 11, 2022

Mrs. Martha Kate Messick Sport, 78, a resident of Troy, Alabama, passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, on Sunday, March 6, 2022.

A celebration of Mrs. Sport’s life will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 1, in the Chapel of Turners Funeral Home with Brother Richard Sport officiating and Turners Funeral Home of Luverne directing. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday from 10 – 11 a.m.

Mrs. Sport was born and raised in Goshen, Alabama where she met the love of her life, Robert Sport. She eventually followed him in their shared career field working for the Department of Defense in various places. She finally ended up as a contract specialist for Missile Command in Huntsville where she eventually retired. In her free time, she was an avid reader and loved to watch TV with her husband. She was well known for her sweet and kind disposition towards everyone and there were few things she enjoyed more than helping others. She also loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and was a dedicated member of the First Baptist Church of Troy. Above all, however, she was a devoted wife, mother, sister, and aunt who simply adored her family and every moment they were able to spend together.

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Words cannot properly express how much she will be missed by all those who knew and loved her, but they will find comfort in the knowledge that she is now at peace while safe in the loving arms of her Lord. Mrs. Sport was preceded in death by her parents, Lucious M. & Mada Mills Messick, and siblings, William Dean Messick, Raymond B. Messick, Lennie Mae Messick Hill, and Rayford Messick. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Robert H. Sport; their sons, Charles Michael Sport and Robert Bryan (Lydia) Sport; siblings, Linda Messick (Kent) Young, Parker (Sylvia) Messick, Jeanette Messick Corley, and Elizabeth Messick (Henry) Faulkner; sister-in-law, Ann Messick; favorite nieces, Melissa & Ann Elizabeth; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.