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Msgt. Jerry "Jake" T. Martin, 82 of Adel passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Tift Regional Medical Center following a brief illness. Mr. Martin was born on July 13, 1936 in Cook County to the late Leon Martin & Fannie Cleon Touchton Martin. He retired from the United States Air Force and was a member of Antioch United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his sons, Carl Fletcher of Adel, and Philip (Melissa) Martin of Adel; daughters, Angie (Bubba) West of Quitman, Trisha (Powell) Williams of Adel, and Rebecca Detkowski of Marlette, Michigan; grandchildren, Ryan Warren, Hunter Martin, Brett (Dei) West, Garrett West, Peytyn Williams, Bryce Williams, Christine Copeland, Daniel Bettis, Rian Fletcher, and Charles Fletcher. Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Jo Thomas Martin; children, Jeff Fletcher and Randy Fletcher; siblings, Lamar Martin, Laurine Martin, Betty Nolan, Thelma Gray, Mary Bennett, Leonard Martin, Bill Martin, and Mickey Martin.
Funeral services will be held Monday, July 30, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Purvis Funeral Home with Rev. Gary Brady officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens with military rites. The family will be receiving friends Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. at Purvis Funeral Home.