1946 Joseph 2015

Joseph Martin

May 30, 1946 — June 8, 2015

Joseph Lee Martin, 69, of Lacon died June 8, 2015 at 5:56 pm at Heritage Healthcare in Chillicothe. Born to the late William and Catherine Reed Martin in Peoria on May 30, 1946 he married Edith "Kay" Daughterty in 1966 and later married Bette Gohl Kelly on May 8, 2006 in Spring Bay. She survives.

Joe was a machinist at Caterpillar and a member of UAW 974 for 30 years. He loved coon hunting with his dogs, participating in and winning many night hunts. He enjoyed spending time with friends at Trust Me in Mossville. While in the hospital he accepted the Lord. Joe loved his family, especially his great grandchildren Aubrie and Silas Joe.

Joe is also survived by: his sons Edward (Pam) Martin of Sparland; Richard Martin of St. Genevieve, MO; daughter Kim Martin of Peoria; grandson Daniel (Brittany) Martin of Lacon; great grandson Silas Joe Martin; step children Ronnie (Kim) Kelly of Pekin; Michael Kelly of Washington; step grandchildren Victoria, Jason, Matt, Adam, Zack, Lynsey & Carrolyn; and step great grandchildren Aubrie, Dylan, Abby, & Ciera.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Eddie & Jerry, sister Shirley Krus, son Michael Martin, and mother of his children "Kay".

Services will be held at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon on Friday, June 12 at 11 am. Visitation time will be one hour prior to service. Burial will be in the Lacon Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Lacon Sparland United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be left at lenzmemorialhome.com.


JUN 12. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Funeral Service

JUN 12. 11:00 AM (CDT)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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