Timothy Darrell Martin, 50, affectionately known by his family and friends as “Root,” passed away at home on Saturday, October 20, 2018 after a brief illness under the care of Hospice of South Georgia.

A native and lifelong resident of Wayne County, Root was born on March 6, 1968 in Jesup to the late Willis and Leila Faye Dent Martin. He was a concrete finisher by trade and enjoyed playing the guitar in his spare time.

Survivors include his two sons, Brandon Martin and wife, Nerissa and Timothy Martin and wife, Jodi all of Jesup; daughter, Lilly Martin of Jesup; three brothers, Terry Martin and wife, Shirley of Jesup, Phil Martin of Mooresville, NC and Barry Martin of Jesup; six grandchildren; caretaker and longtime friend, Amanda Russell-Carter of Jesup and lifelong friend, Toni Aspinwall Ray both of Jesup. Numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members also survive.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 23, 2018 at Howard & Jones Funeral Home in Jesup with Reverend Jack Lee officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the services at the funeral home.