Jack A. Martin, 67, of Peru, Indiana, formerly of Bettendorf, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at Aperion Care in Peru.
A memorial service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Noon on Sunday, September 29th at Temple Emanuel in Davenport, Iowa. McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Temple Emanuel, the Humane Society of Scott County, or to King’s Harvest No-Kill Animal Shelter.
Jack was born on January 17, 1952 in Davenport, the son of Warren and Isadore “Izzy” (Neal) Martin. He worked as a self-employed handyman and contractor in the Quad City area. Most recently he was employed in the maintenance department at the Iowa Masonic Home in Bettendorf. Jack was an active member of Temple Emanuel until relocating to Indiana. He was a devoted volunteer for the Mississippi Valley Blues Festival. He was also an avid collector of firefighting memorabilia and cars. Jack was known for his cooking and baking skills. During the holiday season he always made sure to share his homemade breads and candy with family and friends.
Those left to honor his memory are his step-mother, Mary Payton of Davenport, Iowa; sisters, Linda (Ken) Jones, Gayle (Joe) Berrie, all of Davenport; step-sister, Nan (Bill) Dillie of Davenport; nephew, Chris (Nancy) Jones of Carpentersville, Illinois; nieces, Karrie (Brian) Stock of Blue Grass, Iowa, Jenny (Mark) Lemon of Inwood, West Virginia; great-nephews, Nicolas Lemon, Grant Lemon, Brody Stock; great-niece, Kelci (Kyle) Filgo; great-great-nieces and nephews, Jacey, Logan, Calvin, and Molly Filgo.
In addition to his grandparents and parents, he was preceded in death by a step-sister, Sue Joiner.