August 1924 – January 2010
Jesse Martin, 85, of Hughson passed away at Turlock Nursing and Rehab on Wednesday, January 27. He was born in Broken Arrow, OK to Homer and Gracie Martin in 1924. Jesse was raised in Anderson, MO, and at the age of 15, he moved to Hughson and had lived there since. Jesse served in the U.S. Army during WWII and had received many medals and citations which one was the Silver Star for his bravery. In 1947, he married Lula Thompson. For over fifty years, Jesse own and operated a peach orchard. Also for 25 years, he worked for Hansens, later known as Champion, installing industrial equipment and was a contractor for 20 years. He was a member of the Millwright Union. Jesse loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and houseboating. Jesse owned one of the first houseboats on Lake Don Pedro. Most of all, he loved his family.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years Lula Martin; children Wayne Martin and Allen Martin both of Hughson, siblings Verna Drake of Hughson, Gladys Middleton and Homer Lee Martin, Jr. both of Ceres and Dortha Adams of Modesto; grandchildren Kevin Martin, Travis Martin, Ryan Martin, Rachelle Madsen and Nichole Dowdy; eight great grandchildren.
Arrangements are entrusted to Allen Mortuary. A visitation will be at Allen Mortuary on Friday, January 29 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A celebration of life will be held at Allen Mortuary on Saturday, January 30 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Park. Memorial Contributions may be made to Hospice of Emanuel P.O. Box 819005, Turlock, CA 95381.