Jack Martin, 84, of Bryan, Texas, was welcomed into God's house on Aug. 12, 2009.
Jack was born Oct. 13, 1924 in Hymera, Indiana to Babe (Cross) and John Martin. He married Barbara Willoughby on Oct. 30, 1951.
He retired from Inland Steel in Gary in 1975. He was a veteran of World War II and was a lifetime member of VFW Post 2459 in Sullivan and the American Legion.
He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He found pleasure in beating his daughter at Wheel Of Fortune and buying scratch-offs. Prior to his illness, he spent many hours at his favorite fishing hole or golf course.
He was an amazing man with a spirited personality that will be greatly missed by his family and friends both in Texas and Indiana.
He is survived by his daughter, Sondra Brinkmann and husband Karl of Bryan, Texas; son, Roger Bridges and wife Janice of Linton; and brother, J.W. Martin and wife Lynn of Hamilton, Texas; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his wife Barbara, his parents, his sister Evelyn Allaway, two daughters, Teresa Martin and Jackie Isles, and one grandson Eric Bridges.
Visitation will be held 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, at McClanahan-Lee Funeral Home, 631 E. Main St., Jasonville, IN.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, followed by burial at Lebanon Cemetery in Midland.