Jerry Mac Martin, EDGE&TA webmaster passed away late December.
Jerry had been a member of Branch 3 for many years. He was a mechanic by trade. Once he saw our old iron, it intrigued him so much that he said he HAD to join the club. It wasn’t long after joining that he had collected some engines and had them restored to perfection, not only running well, but also painted and polished to a very bright luster.
After becoming director in 1992, Jerry became vice president of Br 3 and served in that position until 1995. He then served as President of Branch 3 for 5 years. He was also a member of Branch 22
On the National level, he took on the job of Web-Master. He was the Hall of Fame Chairman and served as the South West Advisor and then became the South West Director. As webmaster, besides keeping the National pages up to date, he would make web pages for any of the branches that wanted one, Jerry would spend endless hours at the computer keeping everything up to date. Battling Rheumatoid Arthritis, he took an early retirement from his job as a mechanic.
Jerry finally had to stop showing his beautiful old iron he loved so much as the heavy equipment was just too much to handle. He was able to continue his work on his computer, making many friends across the country, both through his work with the National and the branches, but also with an on-line health support group.
Jerry served 4 years which included 14 months in Vietnam in the infantry.
We say Good Bye to a good friend, a friend that was committed to make the EDGE&TA a better organization, but more importantly, helping to make each of us a better person.
Jerry will be missed by many.