Darrel Henry Martin

Born: Thu., Jan. 12, 1939
Died: Tue., Oct. 17, 2017


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Location: Litchfield Family Funeral Service

Funeral Service

7:00 PM Fri., Oct. 20, 2017
Location: Litchfield Family Funeral Service

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Darrel Henry Martin, 78, of Litchfield, IL, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 11:43 A.M. at HSHS St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL.

Darrel was born on January 12, 1939 in Potosi, MO, a son of the late Mikey Marion Martin & Alpha Lue (Volner) Warren.

Mr. Martin was a veteran of the United States Army, having served from 1963-1965.

He married the former Rosemary Jarman on October 1, 1966 in Litchfield, IL and she survives.

Darrel worked for McHenry in St. Louis, MO where he was a welder. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, playing cards & coaching the kid’s sports team. Darrel was a family man, a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren & was a caring and loving person who enjoyed the occasional joke, which earned him the title of being a jokester.

Along with his wife, Rosemary, he is survived by his 8 children, Tony (Debbie) Martin of Beardstrown, IL, Lee (Sheryl) Martin of Carrollton, IL, David (Grace) Martin of Jacksonville, IL, Lesa Martin of Franklin, IL, Brian (companion Robbi Weeks) Martin of Litchfield, IL, Scott (Dawn) Martin of Litchfield, IL, Dawn Tebbe of Lovington, N.M, & Corey (companion Shana) Martin of Staunton, IL; 20 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Jim (Ruth) Martin of Gillespie, IL, John (Carol) Warren of Lake Park, GA, Ellis (Gail) Warren of Gillespie, IL, Claude Warren of Pittsfield, IL, Harold (Mattie) Warren of Lake Park, GA, sister, Murel (John) Pocklington of Carlinville, IL.; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step-father Elige Warren, brothers, Leonard & Vernon Martin.

Funeral services will be held Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:00 P.M. at the Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, IL. Mr. Martin’s brothers, Ellis & John Warren will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday from 5:00 until service time at Litchfield Family Funeral Service. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the family of Darrel Martin.

Litchfield Family Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. To view the online guestbook and leave condolences, please visit litchfieldffs.com

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Janet Jarman Conner
   Posted Wed October 18, 2017
Where do I start You was the best brother in law I could ask for you was always there tho help me when you could..My kids looked up to you and they all loved you like you was their dad .you will be missed ave and miss you the family reunions won't be the same But you will always be there with us.Love and miss you Tell mom and dad and Tommy I love them and miss them too and you andTommy ,stay out of trouble ...<3

Davey Holmes & Family
   Posted Wed October 18, 2017
My condolences to my second family growing up. It hurts my heart to hear of Darrels passing. What a fun and loving man he was. I don't think I've ever seen him angry, he was just always a kind and gentle soul who could always make you laugh and smile. He will definitely be missed. My prayers and my thoughts are with ya'll

Leo & Chris Hicks
   Posted Wed October 18, 2017
Our hearts are very sad for Darrells family. He was so well liked I'm so happy we bowled together all those years it was always great seeing him and Rosemary ! Darrell always had something nice to say
He would help anyone if they needed it. So I guess we have to say goodbye for now but we will see one another again. Tell my parent's we are all ok . I'm so very happy to have known you it sure would of been a loss if we had not ! RIP ❤

Larry Pianfetti
   Posted Fri October 20, 2017
To Jim and Family of Darrel Martin:

So sorry to learn of Darrel's passing. Please accept my sincerest sympathy and condolences. May he now rest in peace in God's comfort.

William anglin
   Posted Fri October 20, 2017
I would like to send my condolences to the family on the loss of there loved one grandpa and father he was a great man and admired by all may he rest in piece prayers to family

Ernest&Barbara Howard &Family
   Posted Mon October 23, 2017
Rosemary we were sorry to hear about Darrel. You have our prayers and thoughts with you. Dawn was very sorry she couldn`t make it to the funeral,but she had to workand didn"t get off til late. Dawn would like to have Dawn's number.

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