James Edward Martin, 48, of Bellefontaine, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014, at Mary Rutan Hospital.
He was born in Glendale on Jan. 4, 1966, a son of the late George and Norma Helms Martin.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; children, Ashley Martin, Noah Martin, Austin Jones and Kaitlyn and Amber Jones; sisters, Kathleen and Karen Martin; father- and mother-in law, Howard and Jeanette Henry.
James was an Army veteran, serving in the Persian Gulf. He was the owner and operator of Martin’s Landscaping and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Bellefontaine.
Visitation is from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Jennings Farley Funeral Home, West Liberty. A funeral begins at 11 a.m. Thursday at the First United Methodist Church of Bellefontaine, 201 N. Main St.