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.