Jason Edward Martin, 49, of Murphysboro, passed away at 3:30 p.m., April 15, 2021, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jason was born on December 16, 1971, in Carbondale, Illinois, to Thomas Martin and Mary Ann (Boone) Duncan
When in Boy Scouts, Jason obtained the rank of Eagle Scout. He loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting mushrooms and he loved the outdoors including canoeing, hiking, fishing, and he especially loved collecting empty turtle shells. He was also a pool player and was a member of the American Pool Association.
He had worked as a cook.
Jason is survived by his mother Mary Ann Reichert of Murphysboro, and preceded in death by his step father Pete Reichert;
He is also survived by two brothers Thomas (Nancy) Martin of Murphysboro and John (Naomie) Duncan of Bellevue, Nebraska;
one niece Erin (Mark) Phuffer and one nephew Jacob Duncan;
one great niece Shelby Phuffer;
his grandmother Nellie Johnson of Murphysboro;
his uncle Michael "Mike" Boone of Paducah, Ky, and his family Daniel Boone, Rebecca Boone, and Abbie (James) Shelton;
and his aunt Nelda (Ray) Miesner of Murphysboro and their family Dawn (Drew) Anderson and their family and Leighann (Andrew) Hargreave and their family.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Eugene Boone, his father Thomas Martin, his paternal grandparents Sam and Amy Martin, one uncle Sam Martin, two nieces, and one nephew.
There will be a memorial service held at 11 am Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Pate Chapel Church with Rev. Jim Easton and Rev. Bob Spangler officiating . Visitation at the church will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 1, 2021.
Jason had needed numerous blood transfusions, during his stay at the hospital. IF YOU ARE ABLE OR KNOW SOMEONE THAT IS ABLE, PLEASE DONATE BLOOD IN HIS NAME AND IN HIS MEMORY.
THE FAMILY AND OTHER FAMILIES WOULD BE VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR OR SOMEONE ELSE'S BLOOD DONATION.
From our website if you could, please leave a condolence, that you or a friend have donated blood.
For more information, please visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.