Thomas James "Tom" Martin, Jr.
July 31, 1931  -  January 28, 2019

Thomas James "Tom" Martin, Jr.

Memorial Mass
St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church
1879 Leglise St
Mansura, LA  71350
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

St. Paul Cemetery
Little Cemetery Rd
Mansura, LA  71350
Map & Directions  Map & Directions

I served in the Air Force.

Memorial Mass for Thomas “Tom” Martin, Jr. of Mansura will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2019 beginning at 11am at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Mansura with Fr. Irion St. Romain officiating. Military honors and interment will be held at St. Paul Cemetery.

Thomas Martin, Jr., age 87, passed away on Monday, January 28, 2019 at Southwest Louisiana War Veterans Home in Jennings.

Staff Sergeant Thomas Martin enlisted into the U.S. Air Force on December 30, 1950 and completed his basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, TX. Sergeant Martin was assigned to Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX for a short time as a supply specialist before his reassignment to Scott AFB, Illinois. Shortly thereafter, he was reassigned to Brady AFB, Japan as a supply technician. Brady AFB was a staging area for troops sent to Korea. As a member of the 315th Supply Squadron, Sergeant continued his career as a supply specialist and spent his military time on temporary duty in Korea escorting and distributing supplies and equipment during the Korean Conflict. Sergeant Martin was consistent, dependable and accurately carried out all responsibilities assigned to him to a successful conclusion. His military awards and decorations include: Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, and The Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation Medal. Staff Sergeant Thomas Martin was honorably separated from the U.S. Air Force at Park AFB, California on December 3, 1954.

Thomas was a devout Catholic who served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Patricia “Pat” Coco Martin of Mansura; sons, Michael Sean Martin of New Orleans, Christopher James Martin of Covington, & Timothy Lysso Martin of Orlando, FL; sister, Barbara McGogh of Houston. He is also survived by four grandchildren, two nephews and a niece.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas Martin, Sr. & Anna Pearl Herbert Martin.

Family and friends are invited to sign and view the online guestbook at

Escude Funeral Home of Mansura, 6608 Porterie St. Mansura, LA 71350 (318-964-2324) has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.


Sign Guestbook
  1. James Whittington
    Lafayette, LA

    My wife Diane & I just found out today that Tom Passed away. He was a close friends with us at St Mary church in Lafayette and his name was in our church bulletin today. We loved Tom and I would often visit him when he resided on Claymore St in Lafayette. So sorry for yall's loss and that we would have been at his funeral had we known. He was a very kind and loving person and you were blessed to have him as a husband Pat and as a father. We will pray for him and his family. May he join our Blessed Lord and be with Him forever in the Kingdom. Jim & Diane Whittington

  2. Carl J Chapman
    Marksville, LA

    Rest in Peace Brother Knight.

  3. alissa and ted kantrow
    new orleans, LA

    Michael, Edith and family - we are so very, very sorry for your loss. We are holding all you of you close in our hearts. Our deepest sympathies to you and your loved ones. May you find peace, comfort and love within your large circle of friends and family. Much love to you - Alissa & Ted

  4. Laura Dauzat
    Marksville, LA

    So sorry for your loss. We will be out of town on Saturday but our prayers are with all of you.
    Ruben and Laura Dauzat

  5. Deanne huesmann
    Hessmer, LA

    Pat and kids—-so sorry for your loss.

Start Planning Now

It is never too early to start planning for yours or your loved one's funeral.