James A. Martin, obituary

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 4:00pm

JEFFERSON — James Allen Martin, 64, of Jefferson, died at his home Wednesday, October 14, 2020, after a long illness.

James was born May 20, 1956, in Damariscotta, Maine, the son of James Albert Martin and Lillian Sukeforth Martin Johnson Saksek.

He grew up in Jefferson and attended local schools, graduating from Medomak Valley High School in the Class of 1976. After graduation he joined the Air Force, where he served his country for 4 years. After the military, he returned to Maine and worked at Bath Iron Works for over 30 years. He continuously upgraded his skills and worked numerous positions to include crane crew, HVAC, master electrician and boiler operator.

James was a witty, very thoughtful and caring man. He was also very poetic. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, NASCAR and football fan and enjoyed John Wayne Westerns.

James was predeceased by his father, James Albert Martin.

He is survived by his son, Jamie Glenwood Martin of Bonaire, Georgia; daughter Mindy Martin McLeod and husband Andrew of Shreveport, Louisiana; daughter Jacquelyn Martin and partner Steve Deffes of Shreveport, Louisiana; mother, Lillian Saksek of Jefferson, Maine, sister Mae-Ellen Bailey of Port Orange, Florida; sister Glenda Beverage and husband James of Jefferson; sister Bethany Nammour and husband Dr. Henry Nammour of Orlando, Florida; sister Melody Velosa and husband Daniel of Port Orange, Florida; step brothers and sisters, 7 grandchildren: Cyrus, Lily, Chase, Taylor, Trinity, Kaylyn, and Isabelle; along with  numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.

A walk through visitation will take place on Friday, October 23, 2020, from 4 to 6 p.m., at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro, Maine. Social distancing and mark requirements will be observed.

The family has requested that donations in Jame’s name be made to Maine Health Care at Home and Hospice, 325 Park Street, Rockland, ME 04841

Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral and Cremation Services, 949 Main Street, Waldoboro.

You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting Philip’s Book of Memories at www.hallfuneralhomes.com