Larry ‘LG’ Martin, age 69, of Greenville, IL passed away Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at his home in Greenville, IL. A mass of Christian burial will be conducted Friday, October 27, 2017 at 10AM at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Greenville, IL. Burial will be in St. Lawrence Cemetery in Greenville. Friends may call Thursday, October 26, 2017, 4 pm to 7 pm at Young Funeral Home in Greenville. Memorial contributions are suggested to Greenville Country Club and/or the Greenville VFW.
Larry was born August 30, 1948 in Highland, IL to Everett Louis Martin and Mary Helen Halenkamp Martin. He married Audrey Elizabeth Brown on November 21, 1979. He is survived by his children: Angi (Eric Cline) Williams of New Paltz, NY and Lawrence ‘Lil Larry’ (LiAnne) Martin of Naples, FL. Brothers: James Francis (Diana) Martin of Matthews, NC; Anthony Alexander (Mary Joseph) Martin of St. Charles, MO; John Everett (Charlotte) Martin of St. Louis, MO. Sisters: Molly (Steve) Martin Sexauer of St. Louis, MO and Mary Helen Anderson of Edwardsville, IL. Three grandchildren and 18 nieces and nephews.
He graduated from Greenville High School and went 4 years to Monmouth College on a football scholarship. He owned Martin Insurance Agency for 35 years as well as being a founding director of the First National Bank of Mulberry Grove. His hobbies included being an avid golfer and hunting with his friends. He was also a member of the Greenville Country Club, an auxillary member of the VFW and a life long member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church, participating as an altar/server boy. Since retirement, he spends time in Naples, FL with his son, ‘Lil Larry,’ daughter in law, LiAnne and granddaughter, Riley.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arthur Joseph Martin, and a beloved nephew, Steilyn Gray Martin.