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Charles James Martin Sr., 81, of Clinton, passed away at 9:20 a.m. Sunday (June 10, 2018) at Heartland Health Care Center – Riverview, East Peoria.

Masonic services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by religious services with Rev. Randy Myers officiating, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery, Clinton, with military honors. Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be directed to Children’s Hospital of Illinois.

Charles was born Jan. 26, 1937, in Charleston, the son of Uriel and Wilma Butler Martin. He married Sandra Sue Kennedy July 23, 1960, in Clinton. She passed away Dec. 20, 2010.

Survivors include his children, Charles J. (Susanne) Martin Jr., Colorado Springs, Colo.; Ginger (Mark) Barton, Mapleton; five grandchildren, Jason, Jacob, Jesse, Janine and Jennifer; 14 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Henry Martin, Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Ronald Martin.

Charles retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation after 37 years.

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