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Jerald Martin

Jerald Martin, 69, of Williamsburg, passed away on Thursday, January 12, at Reid Hospital.
    He was born December 6, 1942 in North Middletown, Kentucky to Albert “Dick” Jr. and Paralee Fox Martin. He grew up in the Williamsburg area and lived there his whole life. He was a 1962 graduate of Williamsburg High School. He married the former Juanita Barnett on September 5, 1965 and was blessed with 3 daughters and 1 son.
   Jerald served in the US Army from 1964-66. He later worked 15 years at Wayne Works and owned & operated Martin’s Used Appliances in Fountain City for several years. When he wasn’t gardening and keeping his yard immaculate, he could often be seen sitting in front of his home watching and waving to all who passed by. He also enjoyed stopping in on his children and grandchildren when they were out camping.
   Jerald will be missed by his wife, Juanita; daughters & sons-in-law, Sheri & Billy Ruble, of Williamsburg; Dawn & Ron Bullock, of Fountain City; son & daughter-in-law, Roger & Karen Martin, of Centerville; mother, Paralee Martin, of Williamsburg; 8 grandchildren, Johnny Martin, Devon Collins, Teanna Collins, Austin Bullock, Dillon Bullock, Collin Martin, Michelle Martin and Blake Martin; 2 great-grandchildren, Jasper Messer and Jaxson Messer;; sisters, Pam Sowers and Sharon Parrish, both of Williamsburg; brothers, Bill Martin, of Fountain City, twin brother, Jerry Martin, of Williamsburg; Mike Martin, of Palm Coast, Florida; and Tony Martin, of Williamsburg; several nieces, nephews and cousins.
   Jerald was preceded in death by his father, Dick Martin; sister, Joan Donovan; and nephew, Doug Robbins.
   A funeral ceremony will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 16 at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City. Interment will follow in New Garden Cemetery.
   Family & friends may gather for visitation from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, January 15 at the funeral home.
   Memorial contributions may be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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My deepest sympathy to the Martin family. God''s Blessings to each and everyone. Only God and time can heal such a loss. Jerald was a wonderful person. I am very sad.

Fay Spurlock Taylor Feb 23 2012 12:00 AM

The Martin family has my deepest sympathy in the passing of Jerald.  I graduated from high school in 1962 with Jerald.   Had not seen him in the last 10 or so years and that was when I stopped by the used appliance store in probably year 2000.
Again my condolences to the family.

Linda (Frakes) Birch Jan 17 2012 12:00 AM

So sorry to read of Jerald's passing.  Another childhood name gone too soon.  God bless all.R

Rod Williamson Jan 16 2012 12:00 AM

Juanita, We are very sorry to learn of Jerald's passing. Our heartfelt sympathies to all of you during this time.  He was a wonderful friend.

Randy and Rena Holcomb Jan 15 2012 12:00 AM

Jerald was a good friend, didn't matter if you haven't seen him in a while, jerald was always the same, he always had a smile for you and a kind or funny word to say. I worked with Jerald at Wayne Corp for about 7yrs. he was fun to work with and be around. Jerald will be missed by myself and many,many, others. God bless the family at this time, I know they're hurting. I am sorry for your loss, Jerald was a good man. Mark Boggs.

Mark Boggs Jan 15 2012 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  We always enjoyed chatting with Jerald when he came into our office. He was always pleasant and kind to us.  We will miss his smile and kindness.

Sue Brooks and Dee Hawkins Jan 15 2012 12:00 AM

To the family of Jerald Martin, please accept my most heartfelt condolences. I had the privilege of knowing Jerald while living across the street from his appliance store. Always ready with a smile and a funny story or joke, Jerald's heart of gold always came through in everything he did.

I will always retain fond memories of my former neighbor. I wish for you, his family, comfort in peace.

With deepest sympathy,
Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas Jan 14 2012 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss, Jerald was a wonderful man and part of an amazing family.  I know that you will all bond together to help each other come to terms with this loss. Mike, Liz and Kayla allowed Shannon to become a part of the Martin family and that is something she will treasure forever.  Remember all the good time and know that someday you will be together again.   Sending my love and prayers to all..

Tammy Conant Jan 14 2012 12:00 AM

Sheri & family,
Please accept my sincere condolences on your great loss.  I know you were always close, and I know how hard this is for all of you.  Hopefully you can take comfort in knowing he is at peace now.  If I can do anything for you, please let me know.

Barbara Miller

Barbara Miller Jan 14 2012 12:00 AM

To Dawn Bullock and family of Jerald Martin
We are so sorry for your loss and we will keep you in our thought and prayers .

                        from Dee Thresia and Julie Bullock

Julie Bullock Jan 14 2012 12:00 AM

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