Griggs-Schooler-Gordon Funeral Directors

5400 Bell Avenue, Amarillo, TX


Roy "Jack" Martin

November 22, 1916August 8, 2019

Roy “Jack” Martin 102, of Amarillo passed away August 8, 2019. He was born in Emory, Texas to Roscoe and Emma Martin. Jack was raised in Quanah. He met and married the love of his life Ermil. They spent over 70 wonderful years together until Ermil passed away in 2009. Jack was a member of the Freemasons in the Palo Duro Lodge 1239, a lifetime Member of the Scottish Rite of El Paso, and the Boilermakers Union Amarillo Lodge 531. He retired from Foster Wheeler Energy Corp of New Jersey in 1979. His family was very important to him, he enjoyed spending time with them at his summer home in the mountains. He enjoyed working on numerous projects, attending Sunday school classes and baking. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in his honor to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

He is preceded in death by his wife Ermil; his two sons Billy Jack Martin and James Martin; his parents; along with numerous brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his granddaughters Pamela Davis and husband Wesley; Kimberly Martin; and Cindy Taylor and husband Daniel. Seven great-grandchildren and seven great-great grandchildren.


  • Kaleb Martin, Honorary
  • Blake Boney, Honorary
  • Wes Davis, Honorary
  • Daniel Taylor, Honorary
  • Howard Richardson, Honorary
  • Otho Richardson, Honorary
  • Jackie Collin, Honorary


  • Visitation Sunday, August 11, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, August 12, 2019


Roy "Jack" Martin

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Jimmy Berry

August 9, 2019

At a time when I was away from home and lonely while serving in the U. S. Navy in California, you, Uncle Jack and Aunt Ermil made several week ends very special for me. The two of you would pick me up in San Diego and take me to your home in Ontario, California for week ends with you. Also the time my ship was in Long Beach, CA and you guys were able to come join me on board for a steak dinner was unforgettable. I remember ya'll carrying on about how good the meal was and couldn't imagine eating that good on a ship. The time together was always a life saver for me. I'll never forget those and how much they meant to me. Thank you so much for the memories. Love, Jim Berry

Betty Olivarez

August 9, 2019

Thank you for being such an amazing example of Love! Will always remember the fun talks and laughs we had ! It was a blessing and pleasure to be able to help you ! You will truly be missed! 😭 I know you're walking the streets of Gold! We love you! Thank you for teaching me how to make your famous pies !
Love always Betty and Louis ( the pie eater) 😊

Kim Martin

August 8, 2019

Thank you for your unconditional love for your family. Grateful for your faith, wisdom and sense of humor. We will miss you, but thankful you are home.