Saturday, June 18, 2011

Retired CMPD Captain James "Andy" Martin Passes Away

James Andrew Martin, Jr., 70, died Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in Presbyterian's Harris Hospice Unit. Born in Charlotte on June 7, 1941.

Mr. Martin was a retired Police Captain having served thirty years with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. He was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church where he served on the church council. He was a graduate of Gardner-Webb University and the F.B.I. Academy. Mr. Martin was Master Mason and a member of West Gate Masonic Lodge #738. He was an Oasis Shriner and had served as Past Captain of the Director of Staff and was also a member of the Royal Order of the Jesters Court #109. Mr. Martin was also a member for FOP Lodge #9 and served as a State Trustee as well as a member of the Blue Knights Motorcycle Association.

A funeral service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00PM, Monday, June 20th at Redeemer Lutheran Church with Rev. Elissa Ashely officiating. Masonic burial rites will follow in Gethsemane Memorial Gardens with The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department serving as honor guards.

Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Jones, Jimmy Jones, Mike Ward, Paul Earls, Ed McBride, Luther Whitson and Trey Martin.

The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 4:00PM to 7:00PM in the fellowship hall of Redeemer Lutheran Church, 2422 Ashley Road.

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