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James Doyle Martin

April 17, 1929 — September 6, 2022

James Doyle Martin, 93, passed away on Tuesday, September 6, 2022.

James was born on April 17, 1929.

James was a man of God! Born on a small farm in Scott, Louisiana, he

was raised in faith by his parents, Carmen Hebert Martin and John

Martin, Sr. The love of God they planted in him became the driving

force in his life. He loved God, his family, and his country. He

graduated from Scott High School. While attending SLI to obtain a

degree in agricultural engineering, he enlisted in the Louisiana Army

National Guard. He served his country faithfully. James was company

commander on active duty at Fort Polk, Louisiana during the Berlin

Crisis. He retired from the military as chief aid to the adjutant general of

Louisiana with the rank of Major. James' engineering career also

prospered. James was promoted from district engineer to area engineer,

then to assistant state engineer while serving in Louisiana and South

Carolina. He retired from the Soil Conservation Service as chief

engineer for the state of Florida. While attending a boxing match in

Scott, he met Stella Griggs who would become his beloved wife of 61

years. They married in 1951 and their family quickly grew as they had

five children in 4 ½ years. James was a doting father who taught his

children how to live faith-filled, productive, joyful lives. He always

longed to return to his roots and was able to buy his farm, Rainbow

Acres, in Cecilia, LA after he retired. James was a man of service,

volunteering for Hospice of Acadiana and serving in a leadership

position for Come Lord Jesus for over 20 years. One of his greatest joys

was assisting at St. Joseph Church as sacristan, lector and extraordinary

Eucharistic minister for many years. He lived in Cecilia until April of

2022 when he went to stay with Ginger and Alan in Tulsa, OK. James

was a joyful man to the very end. Even though he struggled with

Dementia, he thanked God daily (and many times a day) for his

wonderful life. He modeled for all how to live and how to die, with

complete and utter faith in God's will. We take comfort in knowing that

all his earthly travails have come to an end as he now rests in the arms of

Our Good and Loving God.

James was preceded in death by his beloved wife of over 61 years, Stella

Griggs Martin; his parents, Carmen Hebert Martin and John Martin, Sr.;

his siblings, Noelie Provost, John Martin, Jr., and Lee Martin; and one

granddaughter, Maggie Martin.

Survivors include his daughters, Ginger Mikell (Alan) and Ronnie

Loustalot (Richard); his sons, Mickey Martin, Don Martin and Rev.

Eddie Martin (Jennie, deceased); eight grandchildren, Chad Mikell

(Michaele), Courtney Mikell Leonard (Tyler), Jennifer Mikell Herron

(Erik), Alex Martin (Maddie Joffrion, fiancée), Rachel Martin (Caleb

Wheat, fiancé), Jim Martin (Ashlie), Matt Martin (Allison), and Jessica

Martin Dugas (Jerrod); three step-grandchildren, Ryan Maturin

(Ashley), Sean Loustalot (Lisa), Dawn Loustalot; sixteen great

grandchildren, Ainsley, Alex and Blair Leonard, Xander, Logan and

Siobhan Martin, Meredith Mikell, Brayden Martin, Rylie Ann, Allie Jo

and Trey Martin; Savanna and Dakota Dugas, Brynlee and Lila Herron,

Nate Wheat; five step-great grandchildren, Leo Maturin, Sean

Terebieniec, Stetson Hedrick, Colton and Carlea Loustalot; one sister,

Vivian Begnaud; his special friend and companion, Rita Lanier.

Visitation will be observed at Martin & Castille's SCOTT location on

Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm with the

recitation of the Rosary, led by Deacon Alan Mikell, at 7:00 pm.

Visitation will continue on Monday, September 19, 2022, from 8:00 am

until time of services.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022, at a

10:00 am Mass of Christian Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

in Scott.

Interment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery.

Reverend Eddie Martin, Pastor of St. Philomena, St. Anne, and The

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary parishes will be the Celebrant of

the Funeral Mass.

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