George Martin

PEORIA HEIGHTS - George Eugene Martin, 73, of Peoria Heights passed away at 4:53 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, at Proctor Hospital.

He was born May 23, 1939, in Mexico, Mo., to Turner G. and Francis M. (Bramble) Martin. He first married Janet Decker and later married Susan Ferguson on April 16, 2011, in Peoria Heights. She survives.

Also surviving are his children, Monty Martin, James Martin and Shawn Martin of Peoria; three grandchildren, including Brittany Martin of Peoria; three stepchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren; and his former wife, Janet Kreeger of Bloomington.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, George Jr.; and an infant sister, Susie.

George was a Navy veteran.

He was a member of Creve Coeur American Legion Post No. 1234, VFW 2602 and the Navy Club. He was also a member of Peoria Elks Lodge No. 20 and Masonic Lodge No. 1134.

George was a man of many trades. He loved woodworking, cooking and especially tinkering on the computer.

George worked at Caterpillar Inc. for more than 30 years, retiring on Aug. 1, 1998, as a foreman.

There will be no services. Cremation will be accorded. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Memorials may be made to any animal shelter .

Online tributes and condolences may be made at

Funeral Home

Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel
2021 North University Street Peoria, IL 61604
(309) 688-5700

Published in Peoria Journal Star on Nov. 18, 2012