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The Honorable Jacky Don Martin

March 4, 1953 — June 29, 2008

Services for The Honorable Jacky Don Martin, Judge of Hall County, Texas, 55, of Memphis, TX will be at 10:00 AM Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at the First United Methodist Church with Rev. Robert G. Blum, officiating. Burial with Masonic graveside rites held by Masonic Lodge #729 AF & AM will be in Lakeview Cemetery under the direction of Hughs Funeral Home in Memphis, Texas. Judge Martin passed away Sunday, June 29, 2008 in Amarillo, TX. Judge Martin was born March 4, 1953 in Childress, TX to the late Mr. Jack Martin and Mrs. Beulah (Kirkland) Martin. He was a 1972 graduate of Memphis High School. He received his Bachelor and Master degrees in administration from West Texas State University in Canyon, TX. Judge Martin served as superintendent, principal and teacher in various places, Valley Independent School District as a history teacher, Lakeview Independent School District as an elementary principal, Sunray Independent School District as a teacher, Lorenzo Independent School District as a principal, Anson Independent School District as a principal, Houston Independent School District at Huffman High School as assistant principal, Cisco Independent School District as principal, Stanford-Fritch Independent School District as a principal, Gilmer Independent School District as a principal, Palestine Independent School District as a principal, Kelton Independent School District as interim superintendent. He also sold cars for John Chandler Ford in Amarillo, TX. He was serving his second term as Hall County Judge. Judge Martin loved building and working with clocks as well as discussing historical events. He was a member of the Memphis Lions Club, Hall County Historical Commission and the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission Board. He was also the past secretary for Masonic Lodge #729 AF & AM in Memphis, TX and a member of Childress Masonic Lodge #695 AF & AM. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church where he was also in the choir. He was an avid musical person whom loved to play many different musical instruments. He is survived by his sister, Melissa Kiker and husband Lon of Wellington, TX; two nieces, Victoria Erin Kiker and Grace Alexandria Kiker both of Wellington, TX and numerous cousins. The family suggests memorials to the Lakeview Cemetery, 13426 County Road D, Lakeview, TX 79239.
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