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David Jerner Martin

August 12, 1934November 18, 2020

Mr. David Jerner Martin, age 86, of Marietta, Georgia passed away on November 18, 2020. Born in 1934, he is the son of Henning & Ruth Martin. After earning his PhD from Georgia State University, be became a professor in the Education Department at Kennesaw State University. In his spare time, he enjoyed traveling to all seven continents, music, and being of service to his fellow men. David is preceded in death by his parents and his loving wife, Mary Lou. He is survived by David (Ruth) Martin, Jr., Steven S. (Juli) Martin; daughter, Elizabeth G. Martin; grandchildren, Katelyn A. Martin, Joshua S. Martin, and Shannon M. Rogers; and great-grandchildren, Tristen Rogers, Dakota Rogers, and Elliana Hatch. To celebrate David’s life, a memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 1 o’clock in the afternoon in the chapel of H.M. Patterson & Son – Canton Hill Chapel. The family will receive guests one hour prior to the service. Due to COVID-19 protocols, all guests will be required to wear a face mask and social distancing will be observed. Mr. Martin will be entombed in St. James Episcopal Church Cemetery, in Marietta. In lieu of flowers, the family kindly asks that you consider a donation in David's name to The Wellstar Foundation, 805 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, Georgia 30066.

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Dr. Ann D. Smith

November 28, 2020

Liz and family my prayers are with you and the rest of your family as you celebrate the life of your father and my dear friend. Dr. Martin and I were colleagues at KSU. He was not only a wonderful family man and friend, but also a distinguished teacher, scholar and servant leader. I also enjoyed his unique and wicked sense of humor. Thank God for placing Dr. Dave in the lives of all that he touched. May he Rest In Peace after a life well lived.
Love friend,
Ann Smith & Family (Don & Michelle)

Michelle Fink

November 20, 2020

So sorry for your loss, he was a true adventurer. Our Dads worked together for Aramco in Saudi Arabia for years.

Diane Slooter Lomonaco

November 20, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Uncle Dave as being so upbeat and energetic. When your family would visit us we would always have a good time. I much admired your father and dearly loved my Aunt Mary.

With loving memories,

Diane Slooter Lomonaco

Shannon (Martin) Rogers

November 19, 2020

Grandpa was one of my favorite people. Every single Christmas he would send me packages in the mail, and they were always so special to me. I looked forward to his packages more than Santa's gifts as a girl. Even into my 30's he never once skipped sending me something special on Christmas. I have so many amazing things he bought for me and my girls from other countries that he would visit. Every single time I called him, he was so happy his voice lit up as soon as I said grandpa! When Grandma was still with us and I called, one would always go to another phone in the house so they could both talk to me at the same time. I've never felt love like they gave me my entire life. He was so smart, caring and lived a life most people could only dream. Rest in peace grandpa, I love you more than you know
Tell l grandma I love her too. ❤️

Alice Snyder

November 19, 2020

David was a kind-hearted person who was easy to befriend in our department at KSU. I remember my first year as a full-time temp instructor struggling to finish my dissertation. David reminded me that "the best dissertation is a done dissertation". I've used his words of wisdom when helping another doctoral student as she strived to finish hers. Rest well, David. I will think of you often and smile! You will be missed.

Douglas Higginbotham

November 19, 2020

Dave is one of the finest human beings I’ve ever known. It’s a joy and privilege to be his friend.

Travis Slooter

November 19, 2020

Shortly after graduating high school in 2010, my father and I drove down to spend a week with uncle Dave. He's the only person in my family that I'm close to that went to University, it was so great to meet him and talk about his experiences. I was studying archaeology and he shared with me some of his most precious artifacts and stories about his time he spent in the Middle East. We also visited the Atlanta Aquarium, the coca cola headquarters, and just a week of love and friendship as we explored the city. It was an excellent time.

Until recently he would send me articles in magazines, he'd call me and tell me about his trips around the world, and send thoughtful letters.

But one of the most important memories I have with uncle Dave was at the end of a phone call we had, probably in 2013. When we went to hangup, he asked "hey man, has anyone told you they love you today?" To which I replied, "not yet" to which he giggled and said, "well let me be the first, I love you!"

Uncle Dave, you will be missed terribly.

With love,
Travis Slooter

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