Jerry L. Martin, 63, died January 24, 2021. Jerry was born in Tiptonville, TN on January 7, 1958 to Tommie Gene Martin, Sr. and Robbie Ann Talley. He moved to Elgin in the early 70's where he attended Elgin Public Schools. Jerry enjoyed riding his Harley and taking trips. He most enjoyed sitting around with his family and friends listening to Old School music and talking about old times. Jerry is preceded in death by his father, Tommie (Tony) Martin Sr.; step-father, Willie Lee Talley; and brother, Tommie Martin, Jr. Jerry is survived by his mother, Robbie Ann Talley. Visitation will be held at O’Connor-Leetz Funeral Home, 364 Division Street, Elgin, on Friday January 29 from 9:00 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Robert Huerta officiating. Burial will take place in Tiptonville, TN on Monday, February 1. O’Connor – Leetz Funeral Home shall be compliant with the CDC recommendations on social distancing and the merits of health and safety for all its employees, patrons, and visitors of the funeral home. As of January 26 our region entered into Tier 1 which mandates entry will be limited to twenty-five persons at any one time. Visitors will be expected to engage only in brief salutation to the immediate family and kindly exit, thus, allowing others to enter. We require that visitors bring their own PPE, maintain separation, and refrain from touching. Food and drink is prohibited. Please call 847-741-1400 with any questions or concerns.
I am deeply saddened by passing of Jerry. He was a good man with a heart of gold. He was always willing to lend a hand and help anyone. We went to high school together, He stood up in my wedding and was Uncle Jerry to my daughters and my grandchildren. We were neighbors for years. He came to all my parties & I always tried to go to the functions that he arranged. We always had a great time together. He will surely be missed. Diane Carter