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C.J. Martin

Clifford Jarrod "C.J." Martin, age 36, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away Tuesday, November 9, 2021 at his home in Herrin, Illinois.

A time of remembrance for family and close friends to gather and share their special memories will be held from 1-3pm on Saturday, November 20, 2021 at Blue Funeral Home (1704 N. Court Street) in Marion.

C.J. was born July 25, 1985 in Marion, Illinois, a son of Clifford and Melody Lynn (Hope) Martin He is survived by his parents, Clifford Loran Martin and Melody Lynn (Hope) Martin of Marion, IL; one brother, Joshua (Courtney Marshall) Martin of Marion, IL; and his nephew, Jaxton Martin of Marion, IL, nephew Aiden Marshall of Marion, IL, nephew Camden Marshall of Marion, IL, special friend Shandra Spicer, Maternal Grandmother Sallye Hope, Paternal Grandmother Katherine Martin, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He is preceded in death by his Maternal Grandfather, Robert E. Hope and Paternal Grandfather Roy Frederick Martin.

C.J. (aka Tater) was an avid football fan, always looking forward to football season. Together, with his four legged buddy, Zeus, they watched his number one team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and his number two team, the Tennessee Volunteers. He enjoyed watching movies, especially all the Star Wars movies.

For those who prefer, in lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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We wish to sincerely thank everyone for your kind expressions of sympathy and thoughtfulness during this hard time. Weather we were in your thoughts and prayers, provided meals, floral/plant arrangements, memorial donations and gifts or took the time to post a message here.
It is all deeply appreciated and will always be remembered.
Again thank you,
The Martin Family

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Hairstyles Nov 22 2021 1:35 AM

Sorry for the loss of CJ. Our hearts are broken for your family. Remembering the fun years when he was playing baseball with Andrew and Cliff coaching. Praying for all of you. Love, Ron and Joyce Baker

Ron and Joyce Baker Nov 20 2021 9:51 AM

Deepest sympathy to our family in Marion Il the Martins! Troy & Barbara York

Troy York Nov 19 2021 4:31 PM

To Clifford, Melody, and the entire family: There are no words that I can offer that will remove the pain and loss that you are feeling. CJ was a good man and he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Scott Fletcher Nov 19 2021 3:32 PM

Its so hard to find words.. Im so heartbroken for all of your family.. one never knows what life will throw at them .. all my love and hugs and prayers come to you all in your time of sorrow. I will cry for you and Ill sure be there to cry with you..if you need me..

Amy Meneese Nov 19 2021 2:15 PM

Melody and Cliff, I cant imagine your pain right now. Oddly enough CJ and I became acquainted a couple of years ago. I told him what a cute baby he was . He saidaint I cute now? So every time we ran into each other he would always ask if he still was cute. Praying for your comfort.

Becky Grimes Nov 18 2021 2:32 PM

Cliff and Melody, I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family.

Eddie Moake Nov 18 2021 2:32 PM

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