James Russell Martin

October 7, 1961 - January 1, 2021

James Russell Martin, 59, of Houston, died Friday, January 1, 2021. He was born on October 7, 1961 to Linda Richardson and James Patrick Martin in Beaumont.

Survivors include his parents, Pat and Linda Martin, in Beaumont; daughter, Mary Frances Vermillion and her husband, Ken, in Colorado; son, Kelby Martin, of Kerrville; daughter, Katherine Curry and her wife, Megan, of Dallas; partner, Melinda Hughes, of Houston; and sister, Jennifer Martin, of Houston.

A graveside service for Mr. Martin will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, January 9, 2020 at Antioch Cemetery, Buna, Texas under the direction of Broussard’s, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont.

Memorial contributions may be made to Southwestern University Baseball Program, P.O. Box 770 Georgetown, Texas 78627-0770 or the Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall Street, Houston, Texas 77029.

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Graveside Service

Graveside Service
  • 1850 fm 1004 buna texas 77612
  • 01/09/2021
  • 2:00 pm

Broussard's Mortuary - Major Drive

Broussard's Mortuary - Major Drive
  • 1605 n. major drive beaumont tx 77713

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Darrel Richardson

Russell was my first cousin. My sincere condolences to Uncle Pat , Aunt Linda, Jennifer and the rest of the family..

Tom & Sue Evans

Pat, Linda and Family, our hearts are broken for you. May God wrap you in his loving arms and give you peace and comfort. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Edward Akin

Russell was best man at my wedding, 1989. We knew each other from the KA House at Southwestern. He could really light up a room. May the family find peace and strength in their memories.

Molly Akin

The world is a bit dimmer with the loss of Russ’ light. I will always remember him fondly for the care and thoughtfulness he showed to all. My prayers are with his family and his many friends .

Sue Rowe

Linda and Pat, I am so saddened to learn oh Russell’s death. He was such a friendly youngster on our street....so good looking and funloving!. Just know I am thinking of you all! I send my love. I know your hearts are breaking. Lovingly, Sue Rowe

Gary Cobb

Rest In Peace Russell. From your old friend Gary

Anna Squyres Pollock

Dearest Linda & Pat I am so sorry for your loss. May the Heavenly father wrap you in his loving arms and give your broken hearts comfort.

Bonni Allen Haiber

Rest In Peace Russell. May God Bless you and your family.

Dana Butler

I have the best memories of Russell when we were in high school. He always made me laugh. Not enough laughter now days. May God's Peace be with you all.

Kerri Fournier Abshire

Mr. & Mrs. Martin and family, So sorry to hear about the loss of Russell. My parents and myself send our condolences and pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time. Love to all, JoAnn & Ralph Fournier and Kerri Fournier Abshire

Jay Burton

Prayers and comfort to Family and Friends, I played ball against Russell back in High School , and played with him on several summer league teams. What a truly nice guy and a great competitor. He will be missed

Rocky willis

Rest in peace pitcher, great competitor. Keeping the family in our prayers

Gregory Carr

Rest In Peace Russell. Great baseball player in high school. He was always happy, smiling and laughing..