John M. “Jack” Martin, 85, of Chattanooga, died on Saturday, July 7, 2012.
He was a native of Chattanooga, and was born May 13, 1927. He attended Lookout Mountain Elementary and City High School. He thoroughly enjoyed the University of Virginia and graduated from the University of Chattanooga.
During his lifetime Jack actively served Junior Achievement, Senior Neighbors and St. Barnabas. He was a partner with the Fletcher Bright Company.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents, Mary Magruder and William Augustin Martin; and brother, William Magruder Martin.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Susan Elder Martin; sons, Cliff (Karen) Martin, John (Elizabeth) Martin, Garrison (Carol) Martin all of Lookout Mountain; and daughter, Alice (Everett) Cramer, of Atlanta; brother, James Bryan (Mary) Martin; 10 grandchildren and 12 nieces and nephews.
The Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, July 11, at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 211 Franklin Road, Lookout Mountain. Interment will follow in the Harriet Caldwell Memorial Garden.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service in the John Talbird Parish Hall at the church.
His family deeply appreciates the years of care and attention from Dr. John Wade Laramore, his nurse practitioner, Lisa and his wonderful caregiver Mary Cooper.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Chattanooga, 4411 Oakwood Drive, Chattanooga, Tn. 37416, or Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center (formerly Reflection Riding), 400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37419.
Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, Tn. 37421.