Please see the obituary below for Mr. Jack Martin of Clayton, Ga. Mr.
Martin was a retired Ag Teacher from Rabun County High School. I never knew
him but he sure seems like one we should all be indebted to.


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*Jack Daniel Martin, age 91, of Payne Hill Drive; Clayton, GA died
peacefully October 2, 2015. He was the widower of Sara Marquez Lankford
Martin. Jack was born in Williamston, Anderson County, SC, and was the son
of the late Jesse C. Martin and Florence Allred Martin.  He was a graduate
of Brevard College and the University of Georgia. He was a veteran of World
War II having served in the 8th Infantry Division of the US Army. He was
engaged in combat in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and
Central Europe, including the battles of St. Malo, Hurtgen Forest and
Battle of the Bulge.  He was a Bronze Star recipient. He taught Vocational
Agriculture and Ornamental Horticulture in Hart, Hall and Rabun County,
Georgia. He retired in 1980, after teaching for twenty-five years in Rabun
County High School. He was a member of Clayton First United Methodist
Church. He was a former member and past President of the Clayton Lions
Club. Surviving are his son, Jimmy Martin of Elizabethton, TN; daughter and
son in law, Mary Ann and Steve Littrell of Persimmon, grandsons, Jacob
Daniel Littrell and his wife JJ of Belmont, NC and Will Littrell of
Gainesville, GA; great grandson Ethan Daniel Littrell and soon to arrive
great granddaughter Emma Kathryn Littrell of Belmont, NC. He is also
survived by his nephew Fred Millard Martin (Janice) of Bristol, TN; niece
Cathy Schwartz (Tom) of Leavenworth, WA and niece Florence Widis (Larry) of
Charlotte, NC. The family would like to thank the excellent staff of Traces
of Tiger for the care and compassion that they have provided for Jack and
his family. In Lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Clayton First
United Methodist Church, P O Box 703, Clayton, GA 30525 or Brevard College,
One Brevard College Drive, Brevard, NC 28712. A Memorial Service will be
held Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 11 AM at the Clayton First United
Methodist Church with Rev. Jeremy Lawson and Rev. Jeremy Noffsinger
officiating. Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, GA, is in charge of the
arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An
online Memorial Register Book is available at
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Stan Mitchell
North Region Director
Agricultural Education
204 Four Towers
University of Georgia
Athens, Ga. 30602
Office 706-552-4468
Cell 706-338-7230
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