Franklin Jackson Martin

August 7, 1923April 27, 2013

Franklin Jackson "Jack" Martin, 89, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in the chapel at Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Dr. Aubrey Sheats will officiate. The family will greet friends from 6 until 8 PM Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at the funeral home and requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Bellevue Baptist Church, Building Fund, 5925 Price Road, Macon 31220.

Mr. Martin was born in Berner, Georgia and was the son of the late Mary Lizzie Smith Martin and Owen Gibson Martin. He was the widower of Jacqueline Grace Knight Martin and was preceded in death by several siblings. Mr. Martin was a former member of Cherokee Heights Baptist Church, a current member of Bellevue Baptist Church, a deacon, a member of the Pathfinders Sunday School Class, and the Macon Exchange Club. He was retired from Nabisco after 28 years of service and was also a United States Merchant Marine veteran, having served in WWII.

Mr. Martin is survived by his sons, Jim (Fran) Martin and Dale (Sharon) Martin both of Macon; grandchildren, Alex (Heather), Craig (Summer), Tyler, Colby, and Trinity Martin; great-grandchildren, Grace, Madelyn, Callie, and Marlee Martin; sister, Olga Blades of North Carolina; brother, Dean Martin of Forsyth, GA; numerous nieces & nephews.

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Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Tuesday, April 30, 2013
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, May 1, 2013

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May 1, 2013

Dale & Sharon - I thoughts and prayers are with you in this special time of celebrating the life of your dear Dad.

April 30, 2013

Our prayers and thoughts are with you. May The Lord bless you and comfort you through these trying times.

The Darling Family
Elsie, Gloria, and Wendy

David, Patricia, and Alesha Holloman

April 30, 2013

Dale and Sharon,
We were so saddened to hear of the loss of Mr.Jack. You will be in our thoughts and prayers during your time of sorrow.

Cheryl Meadows

April 30, 2013

Praying The Lord of lords will comfort you during the coming days. Much love,Cheryl

Albert Johnson

April 30, 2013

I wanted to send my condolences to the family... Long time friend... Sorry for your loss. He will be missed but he is in a great place. Will see him again one day.
Albert Johnson
Forsyth, GA

April 30, 2013

Sharon and Dale,

My heart goes out to you during this difficult time. My family will continue to pray for you and rest of the Martin Family.

LaTabatha Gary-Lawrence(RICOH)

Don Merritt

April 30, 2013

So sorry for your loss, Martin Family . I will continue to pray for yall......

Don Merritt

Brandi Jernigan

April 30, 2013

So sorry for your loss, Jimmy & Dale. I will continue to pray for you and your families.

Jacque Nguyen

April 29, 2013

Dear Martin Family,
Mr. Martin and my father, Jack Rozier, worked many years together at Nabisco and was very good friends. My parents thought the world of Mr. & Mrs. Martin. During my dad's illness, Mr. Martin visited him weekly and would always lift him up. They both had so much Love for their Lord and Savior and would spend hours talking about their Faith, as well as reminiscing about old times. Mr. Martin would always check in on my mother from time to time after my dad's passing, as well as they both were members at Bellevue, the church they loved so much. What a glorious re-union it must be in heaven now. Heaven has truly gained another Angel. May God comfort the family during this time of sorrow. Hold tight to those precious memories, and may God wrap his arms tightly around each of you, and may his presence be felt.
God Bless each of you,
Jacque Rozier Nguyen

Dennis Monaghan

April 29, 2013

Sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

The Monaghans