CANTON - Dennis "Denny" Martin, 65, of Canton, Ill., passed away Thursday, June 19, 2014, at his residence.
He was born July 22, 1948, in Sharples, W.Va., to Albert and Pauline (Schultz) Martin.
Denny was a retired veteran of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War. After his service to his country, he went on to work at Caterpillar in East Peoria, Ill., as a machine operator.
Denny was a dear friend to many and his door was always open to anyone in need. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, playing pool and cards and watching movies.
Surviving are his children, Jason (Patricia) Martin of Canton, Ill., James Martin of Canton, Ill., Kimberly Martin of Creve Coeur, Ill., Misty Martin of Portland, Ore., and Joseph Martin of Canton, Ill.; seven grandchildren; his brother, Pete Martin; three sisters, Loretta Miller, Linda Weeks and Kathy Davis; and several nieces and nephews that were very close to their uncle Denny.
Denny was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Tracy A. Martin; granddaughter, Natalyn B. Martin; and brother, James K. Martin.
A memorial visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at Davison-Fulton Woolsey Funeral Home in Pekin, Ill.
Memorials may be made to the Fulton County Animal Shelter.
Online tributes and condolences may be made at www.DavisonFultonWoolsey.com.