Franklin Jackson "Jack" Martin, 89, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the chapel at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Aubrey Sheats will officiate. The family will greet friends from 6 until 8 PM Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the funeral home and requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Bellevue Baptist Church, Building Fund, 5925 Price Road, Macon 31220.
Mr. Martin was born in Berner, Georgia and was the son of the late Mary Lizzie Smith Martin and Owen Gibson Martin. He was the widower of Jacqueline Grace Knight Martin and was preceded in death by several siblings. Mr. Martin was a former member of Cherokee Heights Baptist Church, a current member of Bellevue Baptist Church, a deacon, a member of the Pathfinders Sunday School Class, and the Macon Exchange Club. He was retired from Nabisco after 28 years of service and was also a United States Merchant Marine veteran, having served in WWII.
Mr. Martin is survived by his sons, Jim (Fran) Martin and Dale (Sharon) Martin both of Macon; grandchildren, Alex (Heather), Craig (Summer), Tyler, Colby, and Trinity Martin; great-grandchildren, Grace, Madelyn, Callie, and Marlee Martin; sister, Olga Blades of North Carolina; brother, Dean Martin of Forsyth, GA; numerous nieces & nephews.
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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.