Cover photo for James "Pete" Martin, Sr.'s Obituary
1930 James 2021

James "Pete" Martin, Sr.

November 5, 1930 — February 8, 2021

James “Pete” P. Martin, Sr., passed away peacefully at his home on February 8 at age 90. He was a long time resident of Baton Rouge.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Pauline “Valetta” Lee Martin, his three children; Terri Martin Griffin (husband, Frank P. Griffin III), Sherri L. Martin, James P. Martin, Jr. (wife, Brigette M. Martin); two grandchildren, Chris S. Griffin, Amber Martin; and, numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Judson Eugene Martin and Mary Ethel Peters Martin; his brothers, Lamar Martin, Eugene Martin, Earl Martin; his sisters; Louise Martin Williams and Martha Martin Parker. Pete grew up in Redwood/ Vicksburg, MS.

He served two years in the Army as a Sgt./Paratrooper. He retired after 35 years of service with Agrico/Freeport McMoRan.

The Family would like to give special thanks to Compassus Hospice Care and the caregivers from Home Instead Baton Rouge.

A Memorial Service and a Celebration of His Life will take place at a later date.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children Hospital.

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