April 17, 2013

Jerry C. Martin


GASTONIA, N.C. — Jerry C. Martin, 66, Gastonia, N.C., formerly of Logansport, passed away at 5:04 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his residence.

Jerry was born Dec. 17, 1947, in Gastonia, N.C., to parents Thomas and Elaine Martin. He was a journeyman lineman at IBEW Electric for 45 years. His hobbies included watching NASCAR and tinkering in his garage on his car, Betsey. He was formerly a member of the U.S. Army.

He is survived by children, Scott of North Carolina, Shawn of North Carolina, Gina of North Carolina, Thomas of South Carolina, Jodie of Illinois, Tammy of Illinois and Jerry Jr. of Illinois; stepchildren, Joyce (Carl) Barnes, Deborah (Jeff) Keeley and L. Dean (Angie) Deeds, all of Galveston; brother, Donny Martin of Aken, S.C.; sister, Janice Lee of Aken, S.C.; 23 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and special friend Jenny Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Collen Martin; firstborn son, Jerry; and wife Delores.

Funeral services will be private.

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