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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