James R Martin

1936 - 2021




James R. Martin, 85, of London, died Friday, April 2, 2021 in Grant Hospital, Columbus.

Born January 1, 1936 in Madison County, he was the son of James T.L. and Gwyneth Lois (Shepherd) Martin.

For over 30 years, Jim had worked for North American Rockwell, where he retired as a manager. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, he also belonged to Chandler Lodge #138, F & AM, AASR Valley of Columbus, Benjamin Franklin Chapter of the SAR, First Families of Ohio, The OSU Marching Band, AARP Ohio and the Madison County Senior Center.

Survivors include his loving wife of 63 years Frances Ann (McCormack) Martin, son Jeffrey Todd (Kim) Martin, daughter Maria Gwyn (David) Hill; grandchildren Jacob, Benjamin, Hannah and J.T. Martin, Caleb and Ira Gill and Hailey Hill; great grandchild Jackson W.H. Gill; sisters Theda (Charles) Carson and Eleanor (Fred) Ballard; niece Carrie (Tony) Worthington and nephews Greg and Randy Smith.

He was preceded in death by his great grandchild A.J. Gill.

Per Jim’s request, there will be no services and cremation will take place.

The family is being served by the EBERLE-FISHER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, 103 N. Main Street, London, Ohio, where online condolences for the family may be sent to

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Rusty Dillion

April 5, 2021 3:55 PM

Martin family,

My sincere sympathies are with you. Every time I saw Mr. Martin I always enjoyed his smile and his warm personality! My thoughts are prayers are with you.

God Bless
Rusty Dillion

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Karen Shoemaker Wells

April 11, 2021 3:30 PM

Ann, Todd and family, Maria and family,

I was so sorry to learn about Jim's passing. My prayers for peace and comfort have been with you. Please hug each other from me!

Dustin & Jill Deyo

April 6, 2021 3:23 PM

Maria, Dave and Family,
Our sincere sympathy is with your family.   Praying for the comfort and peace that only He can give.

Mary simpson

April 5, 2021 5:48 PM

Ann,  my thoughts are with you and your family.  

Jim and Nancy Penix

April 5, 2021 11:37 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

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