Albert Kennedy Martin

Born: Sat., May 7, 1949
Died: Tue., Jan. 17, 2017


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Albert Kennedy “Kenn” Martin

Albert Kennedy “Kenn” Martin, age 67, of Greensboro, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, January 17, 2017, at Sparta Health & Rehabilitation in Sparta, GA.  Born in Albany, GA on May 7, 1949, he was the son of Albert Chapman Martin and Mary Bertha Kennedy Martin.  Kenn graduated from the University of Georgia with a BSED.  He earned his Masters from Georgia Southern University and continued his education earning an EDS from the University of Georgia.  In 1969 he married the former Donna Powell.  He retired from Oglethorpe County High School where he was a teacher and later the Vocational Administrator.  One of his greatest achievements was the mentoring of his students and his kindness to all.  Always an avid outdoorsman, Kenn enjoyed gardening and travelling.  However, being with and enjoying his family was most important.

Survivors include his wife Donna Martin of Greensboro, GA; two daughters, Magan Martin Byron and husband Chris of Athens, GA and Lea Martin Justice, husband Chris and  their daughter, Riley Kate Justice of Eatonton, GA.

The family will hold a private memorial service at a later date. The family would like to give a special thanks to the staff of Sparta Health & Rehabilitation for their wonderful care of Kenn.  The family request any memorials be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, P. O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090. McCommons Funeral Home, 109 W. Broad St., Greensboro, GA, (706) 453-2626, is in charge of arrangements. Visit us at www.mccommonsfuneralhome.com to sign the online guest register.

 

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Beverly Slay Paradise
   Posted Fri January 20, 2017
My children were in school at Oglethorpe County and later I became employed for the BOE. I knew Mr. Martin through the school. Sorry to hear of the loss of very nice gentleman that we all had very high regards for. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time. May God Bless you all.

Paula Arnold
   Posted Sat January 21, 2017
Both of my children attended Oglethorpe Co High School and they just loved Mr. Martin. I worked at the high school for a short time while he was there. He had such a good relationship with his students and received a lot of respect from them as well. My heart goes out to the whole family and will be praying for God to see you all through this time.

Kristy Burdette
   Posted Sat January 21, 2017
Mr. Martin was one of my teachers, and I have wonderful memories of him!!! My thoughts and prayers to his family!!

Becky Tapley
   Posted Sat January 21, 2017
My deepest sympathies to the family. Mr. Martin was an awesome man, teacher, mentor and friend to many. He was my son, Christopher Barnett's favorite teacher. He was truly admired and greatly respected by all. He will greatly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers ate with you. RIP Mr. Martin.

Brandy Nicole Thomas
   Posted Sat January 21, 2017
Mr Martin was one of my favorite teachers .I remember I wanted to quit school and I talked to him and he helped convince me to continue on and graduate. He will be missed.

Vicky Matthews
   Posted Sat January 21, 2017
My heart is saddened to hear of the passing of Mr. Martin. I worked with him at Oglethorpe County Schools. He was one of the kindest men I have ever known. He was a great teacher and co-worker. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family.

JB Bowen
   Posted Sat January 21, 2017
I want to extend my sympathy to the family of Mr. Kenn Martin. I had the awesome opportunity to be both a student of Mr. Martin and a co-teacher of his at Oglethorpe County High School. Mr. Martin was a patient, funny, honorable man who was such a good soul. I spent many hours in his classroom/shop working on woodworking projects with our students and swapping stories about our common friends. He was so easygoing and kind to everyone. I have tried to model many things in my professional career after Mr. Martin. He had a great impact on me and many others who were fortunate enough to be his students or his co-workers. I am very sad to hear that he has passed and will pray for his family.

Brenda Butler
   Posted Sat January 21, 2017
I am so sorry to hear about Mr Martin, was a great teacher and person, the world has truly lost a great man. Rest in Peace my friend.

Ray Wheless
   Posted Sun January 22, 2017
Kenn and I worked together at Oglethorpe Co. High School, Lexington, Ga, for many years. He was one of the nicest men I ever worked with. He was the epitomy of a real Southern gentleman. I had just spoken of him earlier this week, but I had no idea of his passing. I want the family to know you are in my prayers. I believe he is in a much better place now that he has gone "to rest high on the mountain". RIP, Kenn.

Heidi Tweedell
   Posted Sun January 22, 2017
I didn't recognize the face or name at first, but then started seeing "Mr. Martin" posts from fellow classmates at Oglethorpe County. He was my DCT instructor for two years. He was always so kind & had such a gentle spirit. Very quiet but a great listener. He was loved by many, many students & teachers at our school & I am so honored to have known him. I've not seen him since I graduated in 1989. Was sad to see that he has passed away & from what I can tell, he had been living with Alzheimers. I cannot imagine your pain. Please know his OC family is praying for your strength during this time.

Josie and Jack Segars
   Posted Sun January 22, 2017
Donna and family, so sorry to hear of Kenn's passing. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We often think of our old neighbors. Bless you all.

Mary Myrick
   Posted Sun January 22, 2017
Donna, we are so sorry for the loss of Kenn, you and your family are
in our thoughts and prayers.

Joe Conti
   Posted Wed January 25, 2017
So sorry to hear this news, Kenn was the nicest person I knew at the HS where we both taught. I have thought of him often, and probably always will as I am driving the car (el Camino) he donated to the HS for students to work on.

keith hagwood of faron beal con.
   Posted Wed January 25, 2017
sorry for your loss. prayers and hugs to all

David Wright
   Posted Wed February 01, 2017
Dear Donna,

I was saddened to hear about Kenn. He and I were close growing up and our times together helped shape our lives. We lost touch after high school but many times I have told my girls about stories of things that Kenn and I did to there amazement. We both had a love of the outdoors and nature. We caught snakes and ate turtles that Miss Mary B would cook for us. I think we were around thirteen and spent the night at the farm. We ate what we killed for supper and slept under the stars. We also put a king snake in his mom's glove box in her station wagon and the snake crawled behind the dash and the dash had to be removed. Many good memories !
Love to you and your family.

Regards,

David

Jim and Aurelia Wood
   Posted Wed February 01, 2017
Donna and Family,
We were just telling a Kenn Martin story at Christmas to Chuck and his wife, Bonnie. We told about the watchful eye Mike kept on the best neighbors ever. The Becomers Class has had you all on our prayer list, and there is a chair just for you if you want to come to Athens one Sunday. We are so sorry for your loss. Aurelia and Jim Wood

Charles Corbett
   Posted Fri February 24, 2017
Donna, I am so sorry to see this late about Kenn. I live about 70 miles from you in Hart County. I went to school with you at Waresboro. I have often wondered where you lived. Just want to you know I care. So very sorry to see this sad news. Charles C