Darrel Henry MartinJanuary 12, 1939 ~ October 17, 2017 (age 78)
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