Jesse L Martin 78, transitioned to paradise March 1, 2018 in Merrillville Indiana. Jesse was born June 18, 1938 on Olyphant, AK. He moved to Indiana in the mid 1960's. Jesse retired from USX Steel after 36 years of service. He leaves to cherish his memories, two daughters Janice Martin & Jacqueline Sumpter (Nolan Sumpter) all of Gary. Step-children David Martin, Jamal Martin all of Gary, Valerie Roberson (Cleveland, OH). Grand children Cynthia Vanhorn (Bobby), Joycelyn Hampton, Vaneshea Roberson of all from Arizona, Jasslyn Martin, Nolan D. Sumpter, & Ashley Sumpter all of Gary. An ex-wife of 42 years Irene Martin. Special friend of six years Orlise Prayer. Great grand-children Corday Hines, Bobby Vanhorn Jr, Shawn-Jene', Larion, Javon & Jacolbi Hampton, Jeremiah & Nikka Roberson. One great-great grandson King Hampton. Sisters Mary Harris (Diaz Ak), Helen Martin (Newport, Ak) and a host of nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Leroy & Marie Martin, brother Van Jeffery, step children Judy A Hampton & Amanda Roberson. One grand child Larry L. Hill. Visitation Friday, March 9, 2018 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. with Family hours 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue. At family request their will not be any funeral services.