Obituary: James C. "J.C." Martin

Mr. Martin, 89, died Feb. 20, 2022.

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James C. “J.C.” Martin of Winter Garden, Florida, passed away peacefully alongside his family on Feb. 20, 2022. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at West Orlando Baptist Church, 1006 East Crown Point Road, Ocoee FL.

J.C. was born on Dec. 9, 1932, in Mahan, West Virginia, where he lived for 27 years. He served honorably for four years in the U.S. Navy. He then married Dolores, who since passed after their 54 years of marriage and five children. In 1959 he moved his family to Florida. He had a long career as an Electronic Technician, working for both Martin Marietta and Florida Gas (Enron), retiring in 1994.

He was extremely athletic, lettering in four school sports and, in his later years, was an avid softball player and golfer. He coached Little League Baseball as well. He loved any type of sports and was well versed in them all.

He loved the Lord and for many years served as an Elder and Deacon in his church and facilitated the church nursery with his wife. He adored the children and they him. He was a quiet man and always had such a sweet and kind disposition. His calm nature and obvious Christian display were an attractant and served as a role model for many. 

He was known for his ability to fix anything electronic and often repaired for free friend and family radios and TV’s. He would say, “Let’s barter and just bake me some cookies or a cake,” so they would.

He is predeceased by his wife, Dolores Jean Cooper; parents, Ray and Luella Martin; a son, William; a granddaughter, Jennifer; and three siblings, William R., Jack and JoAnne.

He is survived by his sister, Zelda; his children, Yvonne (Denny), Mark (Cindy), Diana (Steve) and Jimmy and his beloved grandchildren, Heather (Leroy), Matthew (Kira), Billy (Zoe), (Aaron), Tiffany, Steven, Johnny (Tiffany), Zach (Lauren); and 17 great-grandchildren. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Hospital or West Orlando Baptist Church missions, his devoted charities. 

Please sign and view the online family guestbook at You can also view the service through YouTube online streaming at West Orlando Baptist Church. Winter Oak Funeral Home and Cremations.


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