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Dr Jack Martin(1927 - 2013)

Martin, Jack-- M.D. Dr. Jack Martin of Dallas, TX, passed away on September 7, 2013. The son of Glenavis Rice Martin and Marvin Oscar Martin, Jack was born August 11, l927, in Tuscaloosa, AL. After a childhood in Northport, AL, Hopkinsville, KY, and Clarksville, TN, he was an honor student at Tuscaloosa County High School where he was president of the student body. After a late WWII stretch in the Navy from 1945-47, he attended the University of Alabama where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He entered Vanderbilt University Medical School and graduated in 1953 as the president of his class. This began a lifelong love affair with Vanderbilt. He served on the Board of Directors of both the main university and the medical school Alumni Associations. He was often the class chairman for development efforts throughout the years. Three major gifts were given to Vanderbilt Medical School in his name during his career. The first provided scholarship help to financially needy medical students. The last two were to endow both a research grant in Dr. Martin's name in the Psychiatry Dept. and to establish the Jack Martin M.D. Research Chair in Psychopharmacology. "Dr. Martin's life was filled with intellectual brilliance, abounding energy, and limitless goodwill. These qualities are admired and greatly valued in every generation-they leave a lasting mark on every person they touch. What a role model for our young physicians today," wrote the vice chairman of alumni affairs of VUMS. Following medical school, he interned at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and then did a four year residency in adult and child psychiatry at Cincinnati General Hospital (1954-58). During this time in the Child Guidance Clinic he met and became attracted to Ann Inman, a psychiatric social worker. Their first date was to watch the election returns between Adlai Stevenson and Dwight D. Eisenhower. Jack was "Gladly for Adlai" and Ann liked "Ike". This did not prevent them from marrying the following April 7, l957. The marriage lasted 56 years, until his death. Jack and Ann moved to Dallas in 1958 where he developed the Child Psychiatry training program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He was a founder and early president of the Texas Society of Child Psychiatry and the Dallas Society of Child Psychiatry. He served as president of the North Texas District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association and was a Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists. He belonged to the Dallas County Medical Society, American Medical Association, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and American College of Psychiatrists. He was also a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He was honored to be chosen for the 1st Edition of The Best Doctors in America. In 1963, he became owner and Medical Director of Shadybrook Residential Treatment Center for Children in Richardson, TX. He continued to serve in this capacity until 1981. After Shadybrook, he devoted his professional life to out-patient psychiatry and continued at a reduced level until health issues prompted his retirement in 2005. He had a great affection for his patients, and they for him. Until the end, he maintained contact with many of them and received letters throughout the years from former patients and students from Shadybrook who remained devoted to him and thanked him for changing their lives. Jack was an active member and former Vestryman of the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation. He served many years as an usher and was a member of the hand bell choir. He volunteered at Community Homes for Adults and at Austin Street Shelter for the Homeless. In the last five years of his life, Jack and Ann moved to Highland Springs Retirement Community where he played bridge and sang in the chorus. At this time, they joined the Anglican Church of The Holy Communion. He loved to play games with friends and family, and was very competitive. He rarely lost at Gin Rummy or Backgammon. He was a lifelong bridge addict and after giving up tournament bridge in 1960 to spend more time with his growing family, he returned to competition in 2001 and was successful in achieving Life Master rank in ACBL. He was an avid skier and golfer and enjoyed his membership in Bent Tree Country Club. The family spent many delightful holidays in their Colorado condo at Keystone. Jack is survived by his wife Ann, and his four children, daughter Sarah Martin Casey of Las Vegas, NV and grandson David; and sons Richard and wife, Alison Martin of Kansas City, MO and granddaughters, Celia and Cora; Dr. Charles Randall and wife, Dr. Laura Martin of Longview, and granddaughter, Lindsay Miller, and grandson, Keller; and Robert and wife, Nancy Martin of Fort Worth, and three grandsons, Peyton, Paxton, and Maddox, and granddaughter, Mallory. He is also survived by his younger brother Thomas Glenn Martin and wife Lolly Martin of Shepherdstown, WV. A memorial service will be held at The Church of the Holy Communion, 17405 Muirfield Drive, Dallas on Friday, September 13, 2013 , at 11:00 a.m. Memorials may be made to the Jack Martin Professorship in Psychiatry, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232-2106, or to the Church of the Holy Communion, Pastoral Fund, 17405 Muirfield Dr., Dallas, TX 75287, or the .

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Published in Dallas Morning News from Sept. 11 to Sept. 12, 2013
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