James Martin


James L Martin passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on July 8th, 2018. Affectionately known as Pete, he was born in Stuart, Virginia on February 2, 1944.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Elder John Nick and Dorothy B. Martin and his siblings John Martin, Sherdinia Cross and Orlando Martin. Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of over 50 years Annie (Ann) Martin; and his children Angela (Alvin) Mathews, Lesia (Bruce) Cecil and Tyson Martin.

Pete was a veteran of the United States Army, attended Virginia State were he studied electrical engineering. After 30 plus years with Columbia Gas of Ohio, he retired. He and his wife established Sensational Springs Water, a company they operated for over 15 years.

Pete is also survived by his sister Mary Moss; brother Isaiah Martin; sister-in-laws Nan Palm and Lucy Frazier; family friends Earl Moss, Thomas Cross, Georgia Martin and Pat Martin, along with host of friends, cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and a great-grandchild who will miss him dearly. Pete loved the Lord and he lived out his faith by being a positive figure for numerous young men who lacked a positive role model.

In honoring Pete’s wishes, there will be no funeral service; however the family and close friends will celebrate and honor his memory Friday, July 20, 2018 at 94th Aero Squadron, 5030 Sawyer Rd, 6pm- 11pm.

Condolence Messages

  1. Betty Humphrey

    Dear family we are sorry to hear about your loss death is difficult for family and friends however the Bible holds out hope for our deceased love ones found in the Bible book of John chapter 5 and verses 28 and 29. Why not read these scriptures in your personal copy of the Bible.

    Peacefully Yours

    For additional information about the resurrection hope please refer to JW.Org

  2. We can’t begin to imagine what you are feeling, but please let us share our heartfelt condolences.
    Please be assured that God will help you assured that God will help you to cope with the heavy weight of your loss.
    Blessed be the Almighty God who daily carries the load the load for us. Thoughts of peace.

  3. Rev Philip K. Johnson Sr

    Sorry to hear about Pete’s passing. May the Grace of God comfort you and your family thru out this difficult time. Pete and I worked together for over 22 years at Columbia Gas. He will be greatly missed.

  4. To the Martin family and friends, you have my deepest sympathy in your loss. Death is a difficult situation to accept and it was never God’s purpose for the human family to die. (Romans 5:12) He intended for humans to become many, to fill the earth, and to live forever upon it. That has not changed! (Psalm 37:29) May you have faith in John 3:16 which says, “For God loved the world so much that he gave his only-begotten Son, so that everyone exercising faith in him might not be destroyed but have everlasting life.”

  5. Herb Guyer-Sharfenaker USMC

    God Bless and Thank YOU, Pete for your service in The United States Army.
    Virginia State Alumni, Electrical Engineering.
    Retired 30+ years– Columbia Gas.
    Pete and Annie started, Sensational Springs Water— 15 years.
    RIP.. Pete And Semper Fi…….. Soldier.

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