J.W. Martin

February 10, 1932April 10, 2018

J.W. “Jay” MARTIN, 86, of Bedford, Texas, by the grace of God passed into eternity on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. J.W. was a veteran of World War II. He served his country in occupied Japan. He served his Lord faithfully as a deacon and Sunday School teacher in several churches during his life. His other great passion in life was to provide for and protect his family and be a generous and faithful friend to all he knew.

He was preceded to heaven by his wife of 66 years, Ruth. He is survived by three brothers, Jack and Ted Martin of Sikeston, Missouri, and Talmadge Martin, of Paducah, KY, two sons Rick and Steven Martin, two grandchildren Jeff Martin and Jennifer Ramos, and two great-grandchildren, Jesse Martin and Elisa Ramos.

He was dearly loved and will be missed, but the lessons he taught, and the way he lived, will go on through his family. He lived 86 years here on earth but will now live for eternity in Heaven. We will see him again.

Visitation Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel Fort Worth, TX April 13, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Funeral Service Shannon Rose Hill Funeral Chapel Fort Worth, TX April 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Committal Service Shannon Rose Hill Cemetery April 13, 2018


  • Visitation Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 13, 2018
  • Committal Service Friday, April 13, 2018

J.W. Martin

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Randy Harrison

April 12, 2018

We are praying for the Martin family during this time of grief. We have comfort knowing Jay is in heaven with Ruth. I remember him going to the girls soccer games in Grapevine at the Baptist church. He really enjoyed those games and life in general.
Yours in Christ,
Randy & Bonnie Harrison

Roy Beck

April 11, 2018

J W was our first visitor from church when we moved to Cape Girardeau, MO in 1964. Over the years and several relocations of both families we maintained a place in our hearts for the Martins. Jay was a person who was always available when we needed his help whether it was installing our first air conditioner in our car or major repairs to get a car running again. We can't begin to express all the many ways we remember the whole family. Roy and Beverly