Gerry Wayne Martin

June 24, 1958June 10, 2019

Gerry Wayne Martin, 60, of LaGrange, GA passed away Monday, June 10, 2019 at Emory University Hospice.

Mr. Martin was born June 24, 1958 in Atlanta, GA to the late Bernie Lou Reeves Martin. He worked for 11 years as a Production Supervisor at Milliken Live Oak Plant and at William L. Bonnell for 22 years.

Survivors include his wife, Patsy F. Martin; children, Christy (Forrest) Strickland and Bert (Amber) Martin; grandchildren, Billy Martin, Damin Echols, Bailie Martin, and Hunter Martin; great grandchild, Kian Echols; siblings, Steve (Teresa) Martin, Hugh (Vicki) Martin, Sherry (Kelly) Kramer, and Tammy Martin; step grandchildren, Dawson, Hunter, and Haislynn; other relatives and friends.

The Gathering of Family and Friends will be Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 5:00pm until 7:00pm at the funeral home. Interment Services will be held 11:00am Friday, June 14, 2019 at the Mausoleum of Restlawn Memory Gardens with Rev. Bob Hamilton officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Emory University McKelvey Lung Transplant Center, 1762 Clifton Rd, Suite 1400, Atlanta, Ga 30322, 404-712-GIVE,

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Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Patsy F. Martin, Wife
  • Christy and Forrest Strickland, Daughter
  • Bert and Amber Martin, Son
  • Billy Martin, Grandchild
  • Damin Echols, Grandchild
  • Bailie Martin, Grandchild
  • Hunter Martin, Grandchild
  • Kian Echols, Great Grandchild
  • Steve and Teresa Martin, Brother
  • Hugh and Vicki Martin, Brother
  • Sherry and Kelly Kramer, Sister
  • Tammy Martin, Sister


  • The Gathering of Family and Friends Thursday, June 13, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, June 14, 2019


Gerry Wayne Martin

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Samantha & Steve Perkins

June 13, 2019

Gerry was a great man, one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Never once did I hear him say anything negative about anyone. He was always willing to help any way he could. He will be truly, truly missed.

Jon Klein

June 13, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Gerry for many of the good ones gone too soon. The family is in our thoughts. RIP Gerry

Bailie Martin

June 13, 2019

I love you Popper, forever. 💕🤞🏼

Rip & Diann Alford

June 13, 2019

Rip and I are so very sorry for the family’s loss. We both worked with Gerry at Bonnell. He was a great worker, a great helper and a nice guy. Our prayers are with you all.

Juanlisa Simpson

June 13, 2019

Gerry will be greatly missed at Live Oak. He was a great person to work with and I am happy to have had the privilege. Family, you have my deepest condolences.

Della Longsworth

June 12, 2019

Gerry was my supervisor for 3 yrs at Milliken. He was a wonderful boss and a great man. He will truly be missed. Prayers for his family. 💜

Roger and Debra Reeves

June 12, 2019

Our hearts go out to Patsy and to all Gerry's brothers and sisters, Steve, Mike, Sherry, and Tammy. Memories with Gerry will always be close with each of us. Gerry will be missed by all who knew him.

Uncle Roger and Debra Reeves

Ron Barngrover

June 12, 2019

My weekend manager review Gerry taking care of our service awards. I will never forget Gerry. MY prayers are with the entire family.