Jay Martin


Mr. Jay D. Martin, 88, passed away Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at the Kentuckiana Medical Center in Clarksville, Indiana.

He was born May 22, 1928, in the small town of Palmyra, Indiana, to the late Grover and Rosenia Martin. Jay honorably served his country in the United States Air Force. He retired from K&I Railroad after 32 years of employment. Jay was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church in Sellersburg, a member of the American Legion Post 204 and a member of the St. Paul Men’s Club. Jay enjoyed working at his TV repair business.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his son, David L. Martin; his sister, Alma Haub; and his brother, Palmer Martin.

Jay is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Helen Martin of Sellersburg; son, Douglas Martin of Louisville; daughters, Diana (Joseph) Roberts of Sellersburg, Debra LaCour of Memphis, Indiana, Denise (Mike) Hammer of Columbus, Indiana, and Dawn (John) Frakes of Florida; sister, Irma Watkins of New Albany, Indiana; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at St. John Paul II Catholic Church (St. Paul Campus) with interment to follow at Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Garr Funeral Home in Sellersburg. Online condolences may be made at www.garrfuneralservices.com.