Gerald E. Martin, 77, passed away on April 18, 2019 in Orange Park, Florida. Gerald was formerly a St. Marys, Ohio resident before he retired to the "Sunshine State".
Gerald was born on February 28, 1942 to Norman "Sam" and Florence (McDermitt) Martin. Gerald was the middle brother of Rodney Martin and Joe (Patty) Martin. Gerald was the father to 5 children. JT (Yvonne) Martin, John Martin, Jaysen Martin, Heather (Darren) Porter and Dustin (Rona) Martin. He was a grandfather to 8 grandchildren. He also helped raise 2 special ladies for many years in Florida Maria and Andrea, which knew him as g-pa. He had 3 nieces, Paige (Rick) Canfield, Carissa Martin and Lori Oregon and 1 nephew, Paul Martin.
Gerald was preceded in death by his parents, Norman and Florence Martin; a son, John Martin; a son, Jaysen Martin; and a grandson, Jaysen Hone.
Gerald graduated from Memorial High School with the class of 1960 and retired as a welder in the National Boiler Makers Union.
On April 23, 2019 he was laid to rest at the Jacksonville National Cemetery with full Military rites from serving in the US Navy right out of high school.
Private services for family and friends were held.
Arrangements are entrusted to the Miller Funeral Homes in St. Marys.
Condolences may be expressed to his family via: www.millerfuneralhomes.net