MARTIN, JR., James Glasgow "Jim" Age 95 of Hendersonville, TN. October 2, 2013 at his home. Born May 8, 1918 the oldest child of James G. Martin, Sr. and Edith Coolidge Martin. Preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Edith Scott; his brother, Harold Martin and his beloved daughter-in-law, Susan Jones Martin. Mr. Martin is survived by his adoring wife of 70 years, Marjorie Collins Martin; his sons, James G. Martin III (Janis) and John S. Martin; his grandchildren, Mary Ross Winsley (Jon), Dr. Emily Tarver (Nathan), Bryan Rachel Miller (Greg), Jamie Shuford (Adam), J.G. Martin II and Carter Baskin; and seven great-grandchildren, Aiden & Madeline Winsley, Finn and Camp Tarver, Ford, Lucy & Henry Miller, and Jay Shuford. A native of Hendersonville, Mr. Martin grew up farming, hunting and fishing on the banks and land surrounding Drakes Creek. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1941 and served as a Company Commander in the 808th Tank Destroyer Battalion, under General George S. Patton. He was discharged with the rank of Captain in 1945. For his service, he was awarded the Silver Star, the Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious service, three Battle Stars, and the Purple Heart. At the end of WWII, he returned to his native Tennessee and pursued a career with the Internal Revenue Service. He retired in 1974 as the Assistant Regional Commissioner, Southeast Region, and then pursued a second career in Real Estate Sales and Leasing until his retirement in June, 2008. Mr. Martin was a life-long member of Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church where he taught Sunday School, and served as an Elder and Clerk of Session for many years. He was a member of a number of organizations and served on many boards. His service on the Board of the Memorial Foundation was a great source of pride for him. Visitation with the family will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, October 4th in the sanctuary of Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church. Service will follow at 1 o'clock, with the Reverend Michael Davis officiating. Graveside services for the family to follow at Spring Hill Cemetery. Active Pallbearers are Dr. Tom Miller, Greg Miller, J.G. Martin II, Al Ballenger, Bud Anderson, and Paul Decker. Honorary Pallbearers are Gloria Deaner, Members of the Board of the Memorial Foundation, Carolyn Moore, Dr. Charles Beck, Larry Stumb, and Dr. Hal Ramer. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church, 172 W. Main Street, Hendersonville, TN 37075. Arrangements Entrusted To: SPRING HILL FUNERAL HOME AND CEMETERY, Nashville, TN (615) 865-1101.
Spring Hill Funeral Home and Cemetery
5110 Gallatin Pike Nashville, TN 37216
Published in The Tennessean from Oct. 3 to Oct. 4, 2013