James M. “Jimmy” Martin Sr.

Published 4:27 pm Tuesday, June 4, 2019

James M. “Jimmy” Martin, Sr., 80, of Clanton passed from this life into the arms of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ Friday, May 31, 2019, at Baptist Medical Center East, Montgomery.

He was born on Wednesday, December 14, 1938, and was a lifelong resident of Chilton County, AL, Son of the late Leroy Blount “PeeWee” Martin and the late Clyde Elizabeth Jones Martin.

Jimmy had a passion for service, and over the years has served our community in many capacities. He, along with his brothers, Donny and Bobby Martin have continued the legacy of their grandfather by operating Martin Funeral Home.

Jimmy was elected to serve our community numerous times. He served as the Chilton County Coroner for 36 years and as Alabama State Representative for 17 years.

Jimmy genuinely cared for people, all people, and wanted to make a difference in their lives. God gave Jimmy a heart and the passion for service, a gift that Jimmy did not take lightly and did not squander.

He loved his family very much and sought to live as an example to them. Left to continue his legacy are his Wife, Norma Gail Martin of Clanton, AL; Son, Jim (Vicky) Martin; Daughter, Kim (Shane) Robinson; Grandsons, David (Jennifer) Gardner, Ty (Brandy) Byrd; Granddaughters, Kassie (Casey) Smitherman, Kristin (Kyle) Mims, Kamber (Ryan) Nwransky, Shayna (Trent) Wyatt, Shelbie (Jace) Maddox; 14 Great-Grandchildren, Brothers, Donny Martin, Bobby (Judy) Martin; Sister, Mary Mell (Bonny) Smith; Numerous friends and family.

He was preceded in death by his Parents, PeeWee & Clyde Martin.

Friends will be received from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Clanton First Baptist Christian Life Center.

Services will be held Sunday, June 2, 2019, at 5 p.m. at Clanton First Baptist Christian Life Center with Rev. Matt DeBord officiating.

Family requests no flowers. Please donate to the Jimmy Martin Memorial Fund at River Bank and Trust to continue his service to his community.

Martin Funeral Home directing.

You may leave online condolences for the family on the guest registry at www.martinfuneralhomeinc.com.