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Jackie Martin

Knoxville - It is with profound sadness and the absolute deepest sense of loss that his family must announce the passing of Jackie Martin, 61, of Knoxville, Tennessee from this earthly world to the Kingdom of Heaven. Jack was first and foremost exceptionally kind and deeply selfless. He was an attentive, very thoughtful and loving husband to Leisa, a helpful and giving stepfather to Jon, and a doting and involved grandfather who adored his "Evie Lou".

In his spare time, Jack enjoyed staying busy. He loved blowing bubbles, playing "Trouble", and having adventures with his granddaughter, Evie. He enjoyed gardening- he loved his tomato plants! He enjoyed fly fishing, but in recent years he took to saltwater fishing- an endeavor which reaped delicious rewards! He was also talented in sketching- he could draw anything. He loved cooking and trying new recipes. He was very talented in wood working. He was patient and precise. It was a joy just to watch him build something.

Aside from being survived by his loving wife, stepson and daughter-in-law, Jon and Carolynn Clemons, and his adoring granddaughter, Evie. Jack also leaves behind his devoted mother, Judy Martin, who raised him to also share her desire to serve others; his children whom he loved deeply, Shaun, Jonathan, and Chelsea Martin; his brothers, Bill and Chris Martin, who have been such incredible support throughout this difficult time; his aunt Vicki Clabo, who was very much like a sister to him along with her husband, Danny, who never failed to make Jack laugh. Jack also leaves behind sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, and many nieces and nephews, all of whom blessed his life and his mother-in-law, JoAnn Stair. He was also blessed with dozens of dear friends, all of whom he loved dearly.

He was preceded in passing by his father, Ronnie Martin and his father-in-law, Gene Stair.

The family will be receiving friends from 5:30-7:30pm on Friday 4/9/21 at Rose Mortuary on Broadway with a service to be held directly after. All who loved Jack are invited to speak at this time.

Family and friends will meet at 11:45 am for Graveside service at 12pm Greenwood Cemetery in Fountain City on Saturday 4/10/21. Online condolences may be extended at www.rosefuneraltn.com.

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Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Apr. 7 to Apr. 9, 2021.
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April 9, 2021
To Leisa, Judy and family: We are so sorry for your loss. Jack was a good friend and one of the most genuinely kind hearted people that I have ever known. We have memories of him coming in the middle of the night while on vacation to sit with our young children while we attended to a medical emergency, to many good times watching our boys play basketball. He was a quiet, humble man who made a huge impact on everyone who knew him. We will miss Jack.
Esley and Sharon Rowlette
April 9, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Dennie Underwood
April 9, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Bruce & Sue Jarnagin
April 8, 2021
Always a very nice and pleasant student at Corryton Elementary School. Always courteous and respectful. Very sorry to hear of his passing.
Bob Martin
April 8, 2021
Lisa and Jack's family,
To say that we are so sorry for your great loss seems too small . Jack was a dear friend and Jerry and I will miss him greatly. Jack called us about every two week or so just to see if we were doing ok and if he could do anything for us. Jack Martin was a man who was always thinking of other people . He was so caring and thoughtful. One of our fondest memories of Jack , was his infectious laugh. His laughter would make you laugh whether something was funny or not . He had a great sense of humor. His love for Lisa , Judy ( his mom) family and friends was so inspiring . Jack Martin left all that were blessed to know him, a Beautiful Legacy.

Jerry and Janice Jones
Janice Jones
April 7, 2021
So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family. I’m a cousin of Judy’s. May God give you all strength & comfort during this time of sorrow.
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