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Date published: 3/1/2013

Dr. Jonathan Martin

Dr. Jonathan Kent Martin passed quietly into the arms of God on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, at the age of 68. He was born in Columbus, Ga., on June 15, 1944.

Dr. Martin attended Jordan Vocational High School (Class of '62), Georgia Institute of Technology (TE-'70), University of Tennessee and University of California-Irvine (CS '98).

He served in the U.S. Army from 1962 to 1965. He taught computer science at Draughon's Junior College, Kingsport, Tenn.; University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Texas State University-San Marcos; and Prairie View A&M University in Texas. He was on leave from his last position with Vecna Technologies in Greenbelt, Md.

Dr. Martin is survived by his wife, Jean Wallace Martin; two stepchildren, Shannon Martin Sneed of Phoenix and Vernon L. Martin Jr. of Fredericksburg; two children, Jason K. Martin of Maryland and P. Ross Martin of Georgia; his mother, Farris Coleman Martin, of Phenix City, Ala.; two sisters, Connie Dortch of Tennessee and Lisa Martin of Phenix City; six grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

Memorial gifts may be made to Mary Washington Home Health & Hospice, 5012 Southpoint Parkway, Fredericksburg. Va. 22407.

Online condolences may be expressed to Dr. Martin's family at foundandsons .com.