Mr. Gerald Phillip Martin, age 56 of Winder, passed away on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville.
A memorial celebration of his life will be held at a later date.
Mr. Martin was born May 12, 1966 to Gerald & Barbara Martin in Byram Township, New Jersey. Affectionately called Jerry, he was a gentle soul to all who knew him. A man of many interests, Jerry was a talented musician as well as an avid hunter & fisherman with a passion for wildlife conservation.
He was a driller and blaster by trade and well-known in the industry for his skills and penchant for safety on the job. His line of work allowed him to travel all over the Southeast and Jerry could frequently be found picking up pre-loved treasures at garage sales in the places he worked.
He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie Martin of Winder; parents, Gerald & Barbara Martin of Westfield, Pennsylvania; former wife, Marlana Martin of Winder; siblings, Jason & Jes Martin of Nazarth, Pennsylvania; Melissa & Andrew Auringer of Ormond Beach, Florida and Kelly & Morrie Carmichael of Maryland; and nieces & nephews, Ciara Moore, Taylor Auringer, Ryan Martin, Jordyn Martin, Aiden Martin, Hollis Reinhardt and Shelby Carmichael. He was preceded in death by his sister, Barbara Martin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Wildlife Conservation Society, www.wcs.org.
Memorial Park South Funeral Home, 4121 Falcon Parkway, Flowery Branch, Georgia 30542 is in charge of arrangements. Send on-line condolences to www.memorialparkfuneralhomes.com