|Earl J. Martin, 83, of Galesburg, Ill., died at 9:44 pm, Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born January 5, 1930 in Macomb, Ill. the son of Flaude and Leah D. Unger Martin. He married Norma Jean Howells on April 5, 1953 in Ottumwa, Iowa. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Karen (Robert Lueck) Martin of Lafayette, Calif. and Ruth (Tim) Shryack of Springfield, Mo.; two brothers, James O. (Alice) Martin of Millersburg, Ind. and John D. Martin of Galesburg; one sister Julia Leonard of South Carolina and four grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
He served in the US Army.
Earl was the owner of E.J. Martin Landscaping for 69 years. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1949. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene.
Funeral services are scheduled for 11:30 am Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the First Church of the Nazarene. Rev Todd Henderson and Rev. Ron Scarlett will officiate. Visitation will be from 10:00-11:30 am Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.