James “Jim” Edward Martin, 83, passed away on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021. He was born to the late Cecil O. and Lillie Bryant Martin on May 27, 1937, in Lenoir. He married the love of his life, Shelby Cheek Martin, on June 2, 1956. They then moved to Washington, D.C., where they were both employed by the FBI. They later moved to Charlotte, where he began his career with NCR Corp. His career with NCR took him to Charlottesville, Virginia, then Columbus, Georgia, where their daughter, Vicki, was born, and to Raleigh, where he retired after 35 years of service. He then was a volunteer at Rex Hospital for 12 years. He was a longtime member of Forest Hills Baptist Church in Raleigh, and also honorably served in the N.C. Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserves 1954-1963.
He was preceded in death by an infant brother, his parents, and his loving wife of 62 years, Shelby. He is survived by his adoring daughter, Vicki M. Carter and her husband, John; grandchildren; John, James and Callie Carter, all of Raleigh; sister Betty Arnette and husband Bob of Lenoir; and two nieces.
A private service will be held at Montlawn Funeral Home and Cremations in Raleigh. Please visit www.montlawn.com to view the full obituary and to live stream the service at 2 p.m. March 4.
Memorial contributions may be made to Forest Hills Baptist Church, 201 Dixie Trail, Raleigh, NC 27607; or Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.