James Martin


James Martin, 62, of Payson, died Feb. 8, 2006. He was born March 17, 1943 in Flint, Mich.

Mr. Martin was a graduate of General Motors Institute and Michigan State University. He retired from General Motors.

He was a member of Clio Masonic Lodge 205, El Kahuafeh Shrine, Saginaw, and Tonto Rim Search and Rescue.

He is survived by his wife, Janet Martin of Payson; daughter, Laura (Russell) Clift of Farmville, N.C.; son, Tim (Lisa) Martin of Flushing, Mich.; mother, Lucile Martin of Clio, Mich.; grandchildren, Zachary and Nolan Martin and Shaelyn and Dustin Clift.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Martin; and brother, Robert Martin, Jr.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13 at Messinger Payson Funeral Home, 302 W. Aero Drive.

Donations may be made to RTA Hospice, 511 S. Mud Springs, Payson, AZ 85541, or Tonto Rim Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 357, Strawberry, AZ 85544.

Arrangements handled by Messinger Payson Funeral Home. An online guest book is available at www.messingerpayson.com.

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