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James Franklin "Rooster Man" Martin

April 30, 1942 — December 7, 2021

James Franklin "Rooster Man" Martin

James Franklin "Rooster Man" Martin

1942 - 2021

James Franklin “Rooster Man” Martin, age 79 of Brownsville, departed this life on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at his residence.  He was born on April 30, 1942 in Nelson County to the late James Richard and Mary Frances Martin.  He was married to Martha Ellen Martin, who survives.

James worked in farming and carpentry for many years.  He had a true servant’s heart, and contributed to countless charities and those in need, without gaining any personal gain or recognition.  He knew the Lord, and was affiliated with Community Church at Cedar Springs where he generously donated to their playground.

Besides his wife, he leaves to honor his memory-- one son, Frank Martin (Lee Ann Doyle) of Bowling Green; two daughters, Sherry Ballard of Bardstown and Stacy Martin (Bryan Morris) of Brownsville; eighteen grandchildren, Crystal, Casey (P.J.), Shantel, Brooke (Brandon), Heather (Jacob), Monica (Daniel), Buddy (Meadow), Taylor, Christian (Nealie), Megan, Zachary, Nolan, J-Lee, Kailey, Logan, Floyd, Railey and Landan; sixteen great-grandchildren and four brothers, Jimmy Martin (Barbara Ann), Johnny Martin (Lisa), Todd Martin (Mary) and Paul Martin (Beth).  He was also preceded in death by one son, Ricky Earl Martin; one grandson, Blake Martin; six brothers and one sister.

Memorial contributions can be made to:  American Cancer Society, 952 Fairview Ave. # 4, Bowling Green, KY 42101 or Hosparus Health of Barren River, 101 Riverwood Ave. Ste. B, Bowling Green, KY 42103.

Interment will be in Raymer Cemetery.

VISITATION

2 —7 PM, Friday, December 10, 2021

10 AM—1 PM, Saturday, December 11, 2021

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

FUNERAL SERVICE

1 PM, Saturday, December 11, 2021

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

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Visitation

Friday, December 10, 2021

2:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

504 Washington St, Brownsville, KY 42210

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Visitation

Saturday, December 11, 2021

10:00am - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

504 Washington St, Brownsville, KY 42210

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 11, 2021

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Patton Funeral Home Brownsville Chapel

504 Washington St, Brownsville, KY 42210

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