Funeral Service for James Herschell “Nump” Martin, 94 of Hartselle will be Monday, February 3, 2020 at 1:30PM at Peck Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Steve McCurry and Eddie Turrentine officiating with burial in Burningtree Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00PM-1:30PM at the funeral Home. Mr. Martin died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Friday January 31, 2020. He was born in Morgan County on April 21, 1925 to Ishmael Elmer Martin and Savannah Lanier Martin. He was a WW11 Veteran serving in the Pacific Theater as a member of the US Army. He then worked with McDonald-Douglas in Tulsa, Oklahoma followed by starting his career with Mission Command in 1954 which became NASA where he served until retirement in 1985. He was friends with all the Astronauts and loved training them in operation of the Spacesuit of the Apollo and Shuttle program. He was an avid fan of Alabama football, basketball and the Atlanta Braves. He loved his wife, Roberta Turrentine Martin who preceded him in death, his children, grandchildren and great and great-great Grandchildren. He was a member and lifelong attendee of Basham Methodist Church. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wife, Brothers, Wallace and Ishmael (Pee Wee) Martin. Sisters, Zola Mae Legg, Clara Faye Vail, Imogene Wise, Lola Pearl Ferrel , and Geneva Morris
Daughter-Robin Martin (Terry) McKay
Son-James “Jimmy” Herschell Martin Jr.
8 Grandchildren-Maranda Brown Gray (Shaun), Christopher Scott Brown (Carlissa), Derek Heath Brown (Jacklynn), Kristan Martin Browning (LJ), Jamie Martin Lyle (Ryan), Amanda McKay Collins (Brian), Audra McKay Prater, and Andrew Weston McKay (Maranda).
20 Great- Grandchildren-Bailey, Jordan, Millie Grace, Jackson, Luke, Zoie, Zanna, Zimeri, Zadie, Gabriel, Lucas, Landon, Braxton, Brian, Colin, Samantha, Tyler, Chloe, Hayden, and Owen.
2 Great-Great Grandchildren-Mckenzie, and Hunter.
Pallbearers will be L. J. Browning, Ryan Lyle, Derek Brown, Danny Turrentine, Andrew McKay, and Luke McKay.
Great-Grandsons will be Honorary Pallbearers.
Special Thanks to Amanda and Penny at Hospice of the Valley.
In Lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Valley or the Gideons
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