James Merle Martin
Jim took the hand of Jesus and went home on January7, 2021. He is united with his daughter Mary Elizabeth and his parents Delma and Merle Martin. Jim was born on February 5, 1942 in Portland, OR. He grew up in Gresham, and raduated from Gresham High School. Jim served in the Army in Korea, the Vietnam War, and as an instructor at the United States Intelligence School in Baltimore, MD where he met his wife Kathy. Jim served as a Gresham Police Officer for 22 years, and retired as a Sergeant. Jim is survived by his wife Kathy. His children Elizabeth Van Smith, Christopher Martin (YeYan), Carole Martin; grandchildren Rebekah Martin,
Shaylan VanSmith, Joseph Martin, Celestial Martin, Maximus Martin, Bruce Martin; his brother Jack Martin (Gail). A Celebration of Life will be held later in 2021 due to COVID 19 issue.