James Wendell “Jack” Martin, Collins, 91, died May 17, 2014. He was born on Feb. 14, 1923, in Independence, to James Hudson Martin and Myrtle May Barnett Martin, the youngest of nine children spanning 24 years. He was raised on the Martin homestead south of Collins.
Jack attended Collins school, excelling at basketball and graduating second in the class of 1941.
Jack was a member of the Greatest Generation, joining the Army