James Douglas Martin, Sr.
James Douglas Martin, Sr. “J.D.”, 86 of DeBary Florida passed away on Saturday June 20th, 2020. He was born in Fieldale, Virginia on June 18th, 1934. J.D. was one of 8 children born to Fred Samuel Martin and Hattie Elma Oakes.
J.D. was a very hard working man and held many jobs during his high school years, but one of the best things that happened during this time is he met and fell in love with Dora Faye Sprinkle who became the love of his life. They married on December 20th, 1952 and spent 67 wonderful years together. J.D. and Faye made Sanford Florida their home in 1968 and moved to DeBary Florida in 1988, soon after retiring from the trucking business as a local truck driver.
J.D. is preceded in death by his darling wife Dora Faye Sprinkle Martin, his mother and father, sister Doris and brother Glen. He is survived by his brothers Ted Martin (wife Barbara), Jerry Martin (Mickey), Larry Martin (Wife Joanne), Ronnie Martin (wife Nancy), his sister Linda Hancock and his sons Doug Martin (wife Terri), Steve Martin, Gary Martin (wife Melissa) and daughter Kelly Webber (husband James) as well as Elizabeth and Christina his beloved granddaughters and his great grandsons Mason and David. He will also be greatly missed by many other relatives that adored him. He was an amazing man and all that knew and loved him will have a special place in their hearts for him forever.
A celebration of life for J.D. will be held on July 25th 2020, at 1:00 pm at his family home in DeBary, FL.
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