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James Martin went to be with His Lord and Savior on May 4, 2019. James was born to Lowell and Ila Martin on October 30, 1936 in Nederland, Texas.
James is preceded in death by his parents.
Left to honor and cherish his memory are his wife, Lois Martin; sons, Greg Martin and wife Vickie and Rodney Martin and Danielle; daughters, Denise Brooks and Clay, Kimberly Ray and husband Tommy, and Jill Reeves; eight grandchildren, Lindsey, Cody, Matthew, Kimberlee, Casey, Drew, Penny, and Lance; and eight great-grandchildren, Jacob, Riley, Phillip, Skyleigh, Jack, Summer, Charlie, and AJ; sister, Ilene Hughes; and a number of other extended family and dear friends.
James will be remembered by his calling to minister through music and bringing people to Christ through music. Most recently, he sang with Singing Men of North Texas, Park Cities Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, and Notables Senior Choir. He dearly loved his family and led by example. He had a kind, loving, and joyful spirit. He was a 1959 graduate of Baylor University. After graduation, he served in the Army until 1961. He, then, went to Fort Worth Theological Seminary earning a degree in music ministry. He served as Minister of Music in San Antonio, Denison, and Garland. He enjoyed history (especially Texas), attending church, crossword puzzles, and playing piano.
There will be a "Celebration of Life" for James at 10:00 A.M., Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas. The family will receive friends from 6-8:00 P.M., Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home in Mesquite. Private interment with military honors will be at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery at a later date. Laurel Oaks Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Please call 972-288-4663 for more information.