Vern LeRoy Martin (77)
Birth: September 20, 1935
Death: January 20, 2013
Vern LeRoy Martin, 77, of Calvin, IL, died Sunday, January 20, 2013, at Deaconess Hospital in Evansville, IN. He was born September 20, 1935, in Calvin, the son of John Vern and Virginia Louise (Daniels) Martin. On September 4, 1956, he married Eldora Irene Deal and she survives.
LeRoy was a farmer and oil well pumper. He attended First Baptist Church in Grayville, IL, and was a member of the National Rifle Association. LeRoy was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed shooting sports, fishing of any type including trot lines, nets, and anything having to do with johnboats. He enjoyed knitting his own fishing nets and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Eldora Martin of Calvin; sons Tim (Shirley) Martin of Evansville, Ken (Penny) Martin of Calvin, Mark (DeeAndra) Martin of Grayville, IL; daughter Debbie (David) Bradham of Golden Gate, IL; sister Martha (Dan) Eyer of Calvin; 10 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and grandson Logan Martin.
Visitation is 5-8 pm, Tuesday, January 22, at First Baptist Church in Grayville. Funeral is at 11 am, Wednesday, January 23, at the Church with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery in Grayville.
Memorials may be made to Grayville Senior Citizens and will be accepted at Cook Funeral Chapel in Grayville.