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John "Jack" Gartland Martell

Sunday, April 19, 2020
John "Jack" Gartland Martell

John Gartland Martell of Ennis was born January 18, 1932 in Laona, Wisconsin to Flavian Martell and Florence Gartland. He departed this life April 16, 2020 at his home in Ennis. Jack loved his motorcycle rides and enjoyed going on his annual retreats to Montserrat House in Dallas. He was a proud lifetime member in the American Legion.

Jack is survived by nine children, Marilyn Rannigan of Ennis, Suzie Smith and husband Carleton of Terrell, Chuck Martell and wife Theresa of Ennis, Jerry Martell of Ennis, Beverly Dingess of Dallas, Mary Hall and husband John of Dallas, Marty Martell of Ennis, Renée Wilhite and husband B.J. of Greeley, CO, and Nick Martell and wife Sandy of Kyle, 19 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren, sister Pat Roloff and husband Ray, brothers Billie and Michael Martell, numerous nieces and nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his wife Jeanne Martell, daughter Debbie Hood and by five sisters as well as his parents.

Visitation will be Monday, April 20, 2020 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., with a rosary at 6 p.m., in the chapel of Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home in Ennis.

Graveside service will be on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 2 p.m. at Calvary Hill Cemetery in Dallas with Father John Dick as Celebrant.

There will be a memorial mass at a later date.

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Arrangements are under the direction of the Boze-Mitchell-McKibbin Funeral Home, 800 S. Kaufman, Ennis, Texas. 972-878-2211