James Allen Martin, 64, of Jefferson, died at his home after a long illness on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. James was born May 20, 1956, the son of James Albert Martin and Lillian Sukeforth Martin Johnson Saksek, in Damariscotta.
He grew up in Jefferson and attended local schools, graduating from Medomak Valley High School in the Class of 1976. After graduation he joined the Air Force, where he served his country for four years. After the military, he returned to Maine and worked at Bath Iron Works for over 30 years. He continuously upgraded his skills and worked numerous positions to include crane crew, HVAC, master electrician, and boiler operator.
James was a witty, very thoughtful and caring man. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and NASCAR and football fan, and enjoyed Western movies.
James was predeceased by his father, James Albert Martin. He is survived by his son, Jamie Glenwood Martin of Bonaire, Ga.; daughter, Mindy Martin McLeod and husband Andrew of Shreveport, La.; daughter, Jacquelyn Martin and partner Steve Deffes of Shreveport, La.; mother, Lilliam Saksek of Jefferson; sister, Mae-Ellen Bailey of Port Orange, Fla.; sister, Glenda Beverage and husband James of Jefferson; sister, Bethany Nammour and husband Dr. Henry Nammour of Orlando, Fla.; sister, Melody Velosa and husband Daniel of Port Orange, Fla.; stepbrothers and sisters; seven grandchildren, Isabelle, Cyrus, Lily, Chase, Taylor, Trinity, and Kaylyn; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
A walk-through visitation will take place on Friday, Oct. 23 from 4-6 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, 949 Main St., in Waldoboro. Social distancing and mask requirements will be observed.
The family requests that donations be made in James’ name to MaineHealth Care at Home, 325 Park St., Rockland, ME 04841.
Arrangements are entrusted to Hall Funeral and Cremation Services, 949 Main St., Waldoboro. You are invited to share your condolences with the family by visiting James’ Book of Memories at hallfuneralhomes.com.