Jeffery Allen "Jeff" Martin

Physician's Assistant At Parkridge Hospital

Monday, February 25, 2013
Jeff Martin
Jeff Martin

Jeffery Allen "Jeff" Martin, 56, lost his battle to cancer and passed away peacefully in his Ooltewah, Tennessee, home on February 16, 2013.  He was surrounded by his family, close friends and pets when he went to be with his savior. 

Jeff was born on December 26, 1956 in Atlanta. He was a 1975 graduate of The Baylor School and 1980 graduate of David Lipscomb University where he was a Kappa Phi fraternity brother.

Jeff loved being in the outdoors.  He loved hunting, fishing, camping, good music, spending time with his wife at their home with his kids, best friends, family and his pets.

Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, Chester E. and Ruby Taylor Martin and brother, Lynnwood Martin.

He is survived by his wife of 20 years, Tammy Millsaps Martin, son, Jeffery "Taylor" Martin, daughter, Madeline Louise Martin, brother, Zac and (Jan) Martin of Franklin, Tn., sister, Becky and (Dr. Richard High) of Amarillo, Tx., and many nieces and nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles.

Jeff was a physicians assistant at HCA Parkridge Hospital.  Jeff's gentle spirit, unforgettable sense of humor, love of life and his smile will be deeply missed by many, but never forgotten.  

Per his wishes, a private family service was held at his Ooltewah home. A celebration of Jeff's life will be held with family and friends on Father's Day Weekend on June 15.  

In lieu of flowers, Jeff requested donations be made to Esophageal Cancer Action Network, Ecan.org, 410 358-3226. A fund has also been created,  "Jeff Martin Tree's", at John Deere Landscape, 6815 Mountain View Road, Ooltewah, Tn. 37363, 423 238-7273, for which trees will be planted in honor of Jeff on his family's property.   

Special thanks to Dr. Hyman Kaplan, Dr. Marc Cromie, Dr. Todd Levin, Dr. Lee Perry and our entire Chattanooga Allergy Clinic (CAC) family for their love and support. Special thanks to Dr. Glenn Newman, Dr. David Collins, Dr. Rob Headrick, Dr. Charles Portera Jr,  Dr. Sam Currin, Dr. Doug Barron, Dr. Chris Yetter, and Julie Baggett. Special thanks to Dr. Michael Stipanov, Carla Callaway and his many other wonderful nurses and caring staff of Chattanooga Oncology, and Brenda of Hospice of Chattanooga.

Please share your thoughts and memories at www.ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com.


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