James 'Jim' Martin

James 'Jim' Ivan Martin Sr. “Shady Snake Jim” died April 7th 2016. He was born to Paul Martin and Barbara Nash on October 8th, 1958 in Tillamock OR. James was married to Glenna Jolley on October 30th, 1976 and away the years of love and laughter went. ​ Their gypsie lifestyle included 4 children and 16 grandchildren, Nikki Martin & LeRoy (Tyler, Jody & James), James Martin Jr. & Tonya (Ranessa, Crenna, Kaylynn, Faith, Kristian, Kennedy), Charlie Martin & Crystal (Taylor, Cynthia, Braylen) Kenneth Martin & Kori (Kenaven, Christopher, Leximae, Cylee). He is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, 6 brothers and 1 sister as well as numerous extended family, he is proceeded in death by both his parents, 1 brother & other extended family. Jim lived life with gusto and a love of adventure. He lived by the golden rule: Do unto others as you would have done to you, which he faithfully told all his children & grandchildren to live by. He would help anyone in need, give them his last dollar, the shirt off his back or a loan of a vehicle. He was famous for bringing home “strays” much to his wifes despair. He prided himself on being “Papa” to all children whether related or a close friend, if they wanted a papa they got one. Jim will be sorely missed and forever loved. THE LAST GENTLEMEN COWBOY A funeral service will be held 10:00am Tuesday, April 12, 2016 for James "Jim" Martin, 57 of Casper, at Newcomer Funeral Home Chapel. A reception will follow at Washington Park, 951 S Jefferson St, Casper, WY 82601. #oilcity #obits