GEORGE EARL MARTIN, 81, of Marion “Went home to be with his Lord” Thursday morning, January 14, 2021 from his home with his wife of 51 years at his side and his dog, Noah.
He was born in Benton, IL on January 12, 1940, the son of Leon & Betty (Glover) Martin.
He married Carol Jean (Adams) on Feb. 15, 1969.
Mr. Martin was a Cardinals fan, and enjoyed golfing. He loved his family & especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Martin was a Navy Veteran, serving from Sept. 26, 1961 to Aug. 19, 1965, and a retired coal miner.
Mr. Martin is survived by his:
Wife: Carol Jean (Adams) Martin of Marion
Daughter: Jennifer Yonaka of St. Jacob
Son: Brandon Martin of Marion
2 Grandchildren: Holden Yonaka & Karsen Yonaka both of St. Jacob
Sister: Ginger Hogan & husband Larry of West Frankfort
Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his Parents & by a Brother-Michael Martin.
GRAVESIDE services will be held at 12 NOON on Monday, January 18, 2021 at the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton with Rev. Gary Brown & Rev. Ron Cremeens officiating. Military Rites will be conducted by the Benton American Legion & VFW Posts. There will be No Visitation, those attending the service are requested to meet at the cemetery.
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