Jimmie G. Martin

Published 10:12 am Wednesday, August 16, 2023

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Jimmie G. Martin, 84, of Bainbridge, passed away Sunday, August 13, 2023.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023, at Southwest Baptist Church with Rev. Robert Johns officiating. A private interment will follow at Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery with Mickey Martin, Lance White, Shon White, Hayden Martin, and Mason Martin serving as active pallbearers.

The family will receive friends immediately following the service. Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.bryantfuneralga.com. Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Jimmie Gerald Martin was born September 13, 1938, in Decatur County, Ga., the son of Charlie & Myrtle Edmonds Martin. He was a graduate of Bainbridge High School. Jimmie married Patricia “Pat” White and spent 62 years enjoying life with her. He retired as terminal manager for Gulf Oil and was an elder at Southwest Baptist Church.

Anything fast caught Jimmie’s attention. He would race cars, go-carts, boats, and whatever else you thought was faster than his. Life revolved around family, and many memories were made camping, fishing, and enjoying the mountains. Jimmie was thoughtful in everything, from how he dealt with people to how he kept his cars. He was meticulous and attended to every detail. His yard didn’t have a blade of grass out of place. His vehicles looked (and probably smelled) new. His tools and lawn mower were in pristine condition after years of use. His people were loved and cared for with every ounce of his being.

Survivors include his daughters, Bobbie Martin Barfield (Troy) of Bainbridge and Pam Martin Wells (Steven) of Bowman, Ga.; his grandchildren, Amee & Jeff, Richard, Casey & Kendra, Brock, and Bailey & Dillon; his great-grandchildren, Reese, Britney, Mason, Skyler, Liam, Dawson, Zane, Beckham, and Briggs; his great-great-granddaughter, Adalyn; and his siblings, Charline Perry and Jan Howard (Richard) all of North Carolina, and Wayne Martin (Carolyn) of Mt. Pleasant. In addition to his parents, Jimmie was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Pat White Martin.

Bryant Funeral Home, located at 105 N. Florida Street, is assisting the family with arrangements. (229-246-3321)