Justin Wallace Martin

Justin Wallace Martin

1979 – 2020Martin, Justin obit

Justin was born March 5, 1979, in Houston, TX. Justin battled mental illness the majority of his life. He fought very hard and cherished every single good day and especially the ones spent with his family. He passed away at the age of 41 on October 6th. He was a talented writer and cartographer who leaves behind two parents, Jack and Kay, who loved him more than words can express. He also leaves behind his sister, Jennifer Hillman and Husband, Jon, of Prosper, TX; his brother, Tyler Martin and wife, Alyssa, of Moore, OK; his adorable nieces, Ella and Ava Hillman; his precious nephews, Eli and Gabe Martin; and he was beyond excited knowing Jennifer will soon be giving birth to his nephew, Hudson. Justin also leaves behind many extended family members; his friends from Westmoore High School and friends he made later in life. A very special thanks to Justin’s best friend, Harley Cox, and to the staff at Stepping Stones, Boley, OK.

Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, October 12th at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery Chapel, with inurnment and a reception to follow.

27 thoughts on “Justin Wallace Martin”

  1. Barbara Mask

    I am so very sorry to hear this. Justin was a much loved part of the group of young people from Westmoore who spent Saturday nights at our house playing games, watching movies and just having fun. I have thought of him often over the years since then and wished him well.

    Your family will be in our prayers.

    Barbara Mask

    1. Thank you, Barbara. Justin enjoyed your family so much. You were always so kind to him and such a blessing in his life. I’m pretty sure he tried to move in with you at some point! Our entire family appreciates the positive influence you made in his life.

      Jack and Kay

  2. Cindy Richard

    Peace be with you, Justin. I am honored to have known you. You will always be my honorary nephew. May God rest your soul.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Cindy. Justin spoke of you often and enjoyed all his time spent with you and your family. You definitely made him feel like your honorary nephew. Our entire family appreciates all you did for Justin and your positive influence in his life during some troubled times.

  3. This is very sad news. Justin and Harley were constant companions, like brothers and like another son to us. Rest in Heavenly Peace, Justin.
    Sending prayers to all the Martin family.
    Charles and Eva Cox

    1. Thank you, Eva. Justin definitely felt treated like another son to you and Charles. Words cannot express how grateful we are that all of you shared your kindness, love, and compassion to Justin. Even more important to us was your stable and positive influence he needed while growing up. We are so grateful for Harley’s friendship with Justin and for everything your family did for him. I can tell you firsthand Justin shared that compassion with so many others along his journey. Harley and all of you have touched many lives. He loved you all dearly.

  4. Jessica (Jesi) Hansen

    I am so sorry for your loss. Justin was such a wonderful person & a wonderful friend to me. I’m so grateful for all the kindness he always showed to me, the wonderful friendship he extended to me, and the fabulous crew of people he welcomed me into that helped me better know myself and feel like I was worthy of acceptance & friendship during a very formative time in my life. I am deeply lucky to have had such a friend, especially at such a pivotal time in my life. I will be forever grateful to him, and to his family for sharing him with us. Sending you all love & support in this difficult time.

    1. Thank you, Jesi. Your kind words mean so very much to us during a very difficult time.

  5. Jaime Ervin (Pavillard)

    Justin was such a good friend to me in high school and was a shoulder to lean on for me so many times in some rough points in my life. He was so loving and kind. I am so sorry for your loss. Sending you much love.

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Jaime. You were also a good friend to Justin. Even as his mother, I leaned on him during rough points. He definitely had a comforting soul. Our hearts are broken, but knowing he touched other lives means so much to all of us. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Trenna Covel- Lay

    Justin never failed to greet you with a huge smile and a hug that would lift you off your feet, he always thought that was funny. He was a staple in my little sisters life, our house on any given weekend and a laugh you could hear even when you were outside. I always knew when the “crew” was over playing Magic in the living room. A true friend and a great pleasure to be around. You will be missed! God speed! Prayers to family and friends!

    1. Thank you for your kind words, Trenna. Oh, how I will miss those bear hugs! We appreciate your being his friend when the “crew” showed up and spent hours at your house — possibly even a few nights!

  7. Jennifer Galloway

    Justin was a constant friend of mine from middle through high school. He was the funniest and kindest soul you could ever meet. I was going through some old packed away items a couple of years ago and I found an old purse full of neatly folded notes from my school days. I found several notes from Justin. They weren’t your average notes. They were the most insanely hilarious and sometimes nonsensical pieces of literary genius you could imagine. That was Justin. Hilarious. Loving. Intelligent. Loyal. Kind. This world lost an amazing person.

    1. Thank you for sharing, Jennifer. Your friendship meant so much to Justin. We appreciate your being there for Justin during the good times and the bad.

  8. Chad Anderson

    This is heartbreaking news. I grew up with Justin and had many classes with him from elementary school through senior year. He was a really good guy. My deepest condolences to his family.

    1. Thank you so much, Chad. We greatly appreciate your kind words during this difficult time.

  9. Shannon (Haggard) Greene

    This news has left me gutted, wrecked and pulled into myself since I heard it. I loved Justin as a friend and every day since I’ve heard I’ve woken up, felt OK, then remembered. Your family will be in my most ardent prayers.

    1. Thank you, Shannon. May we all find comfort in celebrating his recent independence and knowing he had reached out to friends. He was so excited the two of you were communicating. We are so grateful for you and everything your family provided to Justin. You are in our prayers as well.

  10. I read your son’s obituary today and can understand the struggles that Justin must have faced and the sadness you must feel. I did not know him. Our son is 39 years old with serious mental health issues since childhood. Every day we can face new challenges. Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss.

    1. Thank you for your condolences. We are heartbroken, but we are leaning on the many blessings received during his lifetime. I pray for your continued strength in facing your daily challenges. Unless someone has experienced those types of challenges, it is hard to find understanding. May God bless you and your family.

  11. Deana Covel Whitney

    In high school, Justin was always reading. Books beyond me, philosophy and things. In our short lived writer’s group, he had the best plot ideas. I was more worldbuilding focused, he however could make the characters and stories come alive like no one else in the group.
    Recently we had started talking about books again. He hoped to need an editor for one of his books soon.
    Even when he was sad, he was a bright shining spirt.
    I’m going to deeply miss my birthday buddy.

    So sorry for the pain of his passing way too soon.

    1. Deana, thank you for sharing about your friendship with Justin. It helps to focus on the friendships made along his journey and his bright shining spirit. We greatly appreciate your support and for being there for the memorial service. It’s so good to see long-lasting friendships.

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