Vernon Charles Martin, age 81, of Mulberry Grove, passed away Monday, March 2 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield. A private family service will be planned for 81 year old Vernon Charles Martin. The Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home in Greenville is in charge of arrangements.
Vernon Charles, the son of Mikey and Alpha Martin, was born January 7, 1934 in Huzzah, Missouri. He attended school thru 6th grade. He served his country enlisting in the United States Army. He was honorably discharged. Vernon worked as a lumberjack, he worked for Bill York in Mulberry Grove and retired from a sawmill in Beckemeyer, Illinois.
Vernon and Joyce were united in marriage on April 23, 1955. They had 54 years together before her passing on July 22, 2009.
Surviving are his children; Mike (Selena) Martin of Ramsey, Illinois, Dennis (Connie) Martin of Ramsey, Illinois, Daniel (Kim) Martin of Vandalia, Illinois, David Martin of White Hall, Illinois and Brenda Martin of Mulberry Grove, Illinois. He was the loving grandfather of 13, great-grandfather of 33 and great-great-grandfather of 2. Also surviving are his siblings: Darrel Martin of Litchfield, Illinois, Jim Martin of Gillespie, Illinois, 1/2 brothers Ellis Warren of Gillespie, Illinois, John Warren of Georgia, Claude Warren of Pittsfield, Illinois and Harold Warren of Georgia and 1/2 sister Merle Pocklington.
Vernon was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joyce, son Gerald Martin in infancy, a grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home
203 W Oak St
Greenville, IL 62246