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Dr. James L. Martin

December 4, 1947 — January 3, 2023


Dr. James L. Martin, Ph. D, 75, of Greensboro, died on Tuesday, January 3, 2023.

Born in Amarillo, TX, James served his country from 1971 to 1974 in the Texas National Guard Airborne infantry. From 2001 to 2017 he was Kelly Gene Cook Sr. professor and chair of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Mississippi State University. He authored several technical works as well as books on wildlife and received several awards for his work with the environment.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Jocelyn Parker and a niece, Rene Pariseault.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Thomas Martin; children Shelly Parker (Jason), LT Emily Jacobs (Casey), and Marjorie Pevey (David); eight grandchildren: Jackson Parker, Chase Parker, Luke Parker, Camden Jacobs, Evan Jacobs, Samuel Pevey, Tristyn Pevey, and Gabriel Pevey; sister Linda Martin; niece Michele Pariseault; great-nephews and great-nieces Paul Miller, Adam Casey, and Toni Miller; and great-great nephew Carter Ingram.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Athens Cotton Press on January 14, 2023, 1:00 PM. 149 Oneta St, Athens, GA 30601

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