James Austin Martin was born November 11, 1933 in Hogansville “Meriweather County” Georgia to Rufus Martin and Irene (nee Compton) Martin. James “Jim” transitioned from labor to reward on Sunday, March 7, 2021 at the age of 87 years old. Jim was raised in a Christian home as a “Country” PK (Preacher’s Kid) and was a lifetime believer in Christ.
Jim loved Cadillacs and detailing cars. If you wanted your car to look “car show” or “show room” clean you would call him. He made numerous trips back to Georgia to visit family and friends. Jim was a quiet man. Jim “Paw Paw” loved his grandchildren and great grandchildren enormously. He was married and widowed twice. Jim never said much but when he did, it was insightful and important.
He was preceded in death by wives, Joyce J. (nee Gibson) Martin and Barbara J. (nee Thomas) Martin; son, Andre Jerome, Jay Kevin, Rufus Henry; daughter, Arlene Martin; father, Rev. Rufus Martin; mother, Irene (nee Compton) Martin; brother, Robert Martin; grandson, Robert Martin.
Jim leaves to cherish his precious memory numerous friends and relatives; his sister, Almentha and LaBrentha Martin; daughters, Judy Ann (Mark) Stewart, Marlene Jane Martin; step-son, Daryl Thomas; daughter-in-law, Gail Martin; sister-in-law, Shirley Ford; grandchildren, Ty Martin, Tyrone Martin, Mark Stewart, Jr., Adrian Kevin (Nicoletta) Stewart, Elder Leann (Tee) Henderson, Nastassia Martin, Brandon (Brittany) Wright, Karmilla (Nathaniel) Martin, Andre Jerome Martin II, Daron Martin, Rufus Martin and Joseph Martin; great grandchildren, T.J., Austin, NaJeaha, Tyrone, Genesis, Dareo, Braxton, Baxter, Payton, Bellemy and Mirabella; special friend, Stan Bradham; his detailer friends, Roy and James.
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