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Edward Martin Sr.

January 14, 1937 — October 18, 2016

Marion-Edward Martin, Sr., 79, passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Edward was born on January 14, 1937 in Johnston City to Edgar and Emmie (Lewis) Martin.  He married Doris Tanner on May 29, 1956 in Johnston City.  She survives. Edward served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Essex.  His first love was preaching.  Edward enjoyed fishing and spending time with his great grandson.  He was known as “Ole Paw” by his grandchildren.  Edward was loved by many and will be missed. Survivors include: Wife-Doris Martin of Marion Son-Edward Martin, Jr. and wife Carlettia of Johnston City Grandchildren: Jeremy Martin and wife Jackie of Marion Derek Martin and wife Chayla of Marion Cody Martin of Marion Great grandchildren: Blake Martin Brooklyn Martin Special little buddy-Eli Stotlar Sister-Gladys Corzine and husband Vernon of Planet City, FL Brother-Loran Martin of Coal City, IL Sister in law-Wanita Martin of Homewood, IL Several nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Hanson Martin, Wallace Martin, John Martin, Hubert Martin; sister, Betty Zinzer and two infant sisters. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 11am at Blue Funeral Home in Marion with Rev. Carl “Dink” Phelps officiating.  Burial will follow at New Salem Cemetery.  Visitation will be on Friday, October 21, 2016 from 5pm-8pm at the funeral home. Memorial donations are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 1704 N. Court/Marion, IL   62959.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Blue Funeral Home (Marion)

1704 N Court St, Marion, IL 62959

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