Jack Edwin Martindale

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Jack Edwin Martindale, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born June 24, 1947, in Atlanta, Texas, son of Albert Y. and Gladys G. (Hill) Martindale. He died on Saturday, Jan. 2 in Fayetteville at the age of 62.

Jack was of the Methodist faith. He retired after 34 years of service holding many different positions with the Dallas Police Department. Most recently, he served as a crime scene detective. Jack was assistant chief over vehicle maintenance with the Grassy Knob Fire Association. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Plano, Texas. He loved fly fishing, guns, photography, blacksmithing, motorcycles, mechanics, outdoor recreation and cooking with family and friends.

On Oct. 4, 1968, Jack married Caroline G. Coffman who survives him of the home. He is also survived by one son, Gary E. Martindale and wife Jessica of Strafford, Mo.; one daughter, Amanda Y. and husband Al Martin of Denton, Texas; four grandchildren, Alex Martin, Jr., Brook Martin, Jaclyn Martindale and Garrett Martindale; his mother, Gladys Martindale of Texarkana, Texas; two brothers, Patrick Martindale and wife Linda of Memphis, Tenn. and Michael Martindale of Trussville, Ala.; one sister, Melinda and husband Michael Asher of Texarkana, Texas; several other relatives; and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his father, Albert Y. Martindale and one brother, Albert Y. Martindale, Jr.

Memorial services were held on Jan. 7 at Nelson's Chapel of the Springs with Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Memorial donations may be made to Grassy Knob Fire Association, 12037 Hwy. 187, Eureka Springs, AR 72631 (479) 253-7680. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.