Jack B Martin

August 3, 1941April 27, 2020

Jack was a proud Tampa native, devoted GATOR fan and was born at Tampa General. He loved life and people and never met a stranger. He laughed at his own jokes and the glass was always half full (or full depending on the circumstances).

Jack sold outdoor power equipment for STIHL for thirty plus years and experienced great joy in developing numerous dealerships within the state of Florida and the Caribbean. After he retired, he became an Auctioneer and definitely had the gift of gab.

Jack was predeceased by his parents, Reverend and Mrs. Jack R. Martin. He was the older brother to his beautiful siblings, Patsy Cruea (Don), Dorothy Cummings (Lewis), and Kathy Martin-Siegfried (Karl). Jack will forever be loved and missed by his wife of 25 years, Cindy Leigh-Martin. ROLL TIDE! We met 33 years ago, and although Jack had a need for speed (boating, cars, golf carts and riding mowers), it took us awhile to make it to the altar. It was a joyous occasion at Ron and Linda Scoggins’ unique cracker house in Chiefland, FL with some great photos compliments of Angie. Jack was extremely proud of his daughter, Sandra Elizabeth “Beth” Martin, who definitely received Daddio’s talent for sales excellence in her DNA. The apple does not fall far from the tree. His legacy lives on through her, his three grands and five great grands. Thankfully, we had a family reunion in Hilton Head, SC while he could still travel. Jack had a great time and might have been the biggest kid at the reunion.

We also took some memorable trips with Big Dog (Troublemaker #2) and Gypsy Princess, and later with Chris, who happily took Cindy wine tasting while Jack golfed at Pebble Beach. Jack was an avid golfer and liked to beat the younger guys and take their money whenever possible. Captain Jack enjoyed boating and fishing and we spent many happy years at our Sugar Shack island retreat on the Homosassa River with longtime neighbors Mo and Charlene, Pinky and Teri and Steven and Mermaid Melinda. What happens on the island stays on the island. Action Jackson was larger than life and it was his world and we were just living in it. He was a typical Leo and loved to celebrate his birthday for the entire month of August in Tampa AND Homosassa.

Eternally grateful to ’Trola (his Bestie Bom, Bom, Bom Buddy), Kathy, Karl, and Guardian Angel Pinky who visited regularly and kept our hours happy! Jack and I also shared great times with his fellow PK and my BFF, Cookie Monstah, who officiated at our wedding and affectionately called him “Whack”. We had more fun than the law allowed. And, thank you to Stephen and Els for our shared Jack-isms and for helping me with that acre of land. May each of you have a Jack in your life - you will be entertained, enriched and forever blessed! -Cindy Leigh-Martin


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CL Martin

August 27, 2021

8/20/94 - best day ever! Second only to the day I met you on 9/24/86. Meant to be - you and me! 💞

CL Martin

August 20, 2021

Happy 27th (+8) Anniversary, Jackie! We experienced a lifetime of love and laughter in our years together which, sadly, went by way too fast.

My memories of our courtship and marriage remind me of special song lyrics: 🎶 Heard it in a love song 🎶You’re the best thing that ever happened to me 🎶 I had the time of my life 🎶 You’re “STIHL” the one🎶 One more day 🎶 It’s not something you get over, it’s something you get through🎶

You are my one and only and I love and miss you every minute of every day and night.

Forever yours,


CL Martin

August 3, 2021

Tom Brady shares his birthday with my Jackie.

Victrola Hunt

August 3, 2021

August 3, 2021,,,,,
Happy Birthday 🎁🎉 to YOU!!!!!
Blow it out,,,party hearty,,,AND, know that you are greatly missed & loved by your beautiful Cindy Leigh, & twisted Trola!!!!!
Happy 80th Birthday, to my Bom-Bom-Bom Bestie!!!!!!
Love, Trola,,,,,,

CL Martin

August 2, 2021

‘Nuff said!

CL Martin

August 2, 2021

Happy Heavenly Birthday, Jackie! I really miss your typical LEO month long birthday celebrations in Tampa AND Homosassa. You embraced life to the fullest and I loved being along for the ride 24/7. I love this pic of you in your cute ‘lil sailor suit that your Mom bought for you when your Dad was in the Navy. You had that twinkling gleam in your eye that said “look out world, you ain’t seen nothing yet!” True dat! You were larger than life and I miss you so much and will love you forever, baby!

'Trola Hunt

August 1, 2021

Today, August 3, 2021 is your 80th Birthday!!!!!
I am sending you LOTS of Birthday hugs, love, & wishes for a VERY Happy Birthday in Heaven!!!!
I hope you are having a Big Birthday Bash!!!! Invite Mom & Dad, & have cocktails, & cake!!!! Lol!!!! Or PBR!!!
I miss you, & all the fun times I had with you & Cindy Leigh!!!!
Sending you much love,,,,,,
Your Bom- Bom-Bom Buddy FOREVER!!!!!XOXOXOXO

CL Martin

April 28, 2021

King of the Homosassa River!

Frederick Villani

April 27, 2021

Thinking about you today. Can't believe it's been a year since I lost one of my dear friends. I do take comfort in knowing that we will be together again some day and remember you get NO SHOTS on the golf course.

Miss you,
Fred Villani

CL Martin

April 26, 2021

One year ago I lost my Captain and soul mate. Life without you is the definition of loneliness. I will love and miss you forever. Your First Mate and Loving Wife, CL