James “Jimmy” Edward Martin, Jr., 65, of Goshen, Virginia went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at his home.
He was born November 1, 1954 in Baltimore, Maryland, the son of the late James Edward Martin, Sr. and Dorothy Mae Hebler Martin.
Jimmy was formerly employed as a roofer for Seaman & Sons, and was a member of Little River Church of the Brethren; he loved his pastor Rob Via and all of his church family.
He was a hard worker, and a #1 fan of the Baltimore Ravens football team. He was a kind, friendly, and thoughtful person who always had a smile for everyone he met. Jimmy went by two endearing nicknames: “Slick”, given to him by Patti Chene, and “Jimmy Jam”, given to him by his great niece and best friend, Isabel Bari Marhx.
Jimmy’s life will be forever cherished in the lives of those who remain here on Earth. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Karen Jayne Martin, and he was the love of her life; brothers, Joseph Allen Martin and wife Mary, Sonny Shiflett; very special in-laws, Richard and Beverly Boothe; sister-in-law, Patti Chene and husband Randy Chene; nieces, Chelsea Martin and boyfriend Jamal Scott, Raven Martin, Courtney Marhx and husband Mario Marhx, Gina Garbo, Kelly Konstadinou, Christine Eckles; nephews, Aaron Brehm and girlfriend Britteny Knight, Anthony Eckles and girlfriend Kena Bugglen, Ryan Lewis, Malik Lewis, Joseph Martin, William “Billy” Martin, Jr.; great nieces, Mariah Martin, Mackenzie Scott, Sophia Marhx, Isabel Marhx, Alice Knight, Hailey Abbott, Jojo Eckles, Maria Emmanouil, Kayla Marinelli, Amelia Knight; great nephews, Daniel Martin, Stelios Emmanouil, Sire Scott, Dylan Knight; his special cat Sureday who he loved dearly, and a host of cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother, William “Froggy” Martin, Sr.; sisters, Bernadette Martin, Vanessa Martin; father-in-law, Charles Lewis Eckles; brother-in-law, Michael Anthony Eckles, Sr.; special sister-in-law, Carolyn “Cissie” Nowakowski; nephews, Michael Eckles, Jr., Angelo Davis; niece, Angeliki Konstadinou.
A memorial service will be conducted at a later date.