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Emery Martin


March 28, 1920
July 31, 2017

Visitation 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Friday, August 4, 2017 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home - Centralia
Funeral 10:00 a.m. - Saturday, August 5, 2017 - Irvin Macz Funeral Home - Centralia

Emery F. Martin, 97, of Centralia, passed away July 31, 2017 at Fireside Nursing Home. He was born March 28, 1920 the son of Frederick and Nettie (Bright) Martin. On August 12, 1941 he married Julia Chapman in Missouri. She preceded him in death on Dec. 25th, 2014.

Mr. Martin is lovingly survived by his children Carolyn Nelms, husband Eddie of Centralia, Ronnie Martin of Centralia, and Mickey Martin, wife Karen of Centralia; seven grandchildren Sherry, Kevin, Deidra, Rhonda, Terry, Sandy, Tracie; 15 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren; sisters Mary Ellen Croan and Betty Grissham; and daughter-in-law Sue Martin of Centralia.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents, son Gary Martin, sister Viola McGough, and brother William “Willy” Martin.

Mr. Martin was a lifetime member of the Centralia Moose and a former agent for the local Painters Union. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and carpentry. He will be remembered for his BBQ, fish frys, and family cook-outs that he enjoyed hosting.

Celebration of life services will be held 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 5, 2017 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. Burial will follow at Tamaroa Cemetery. Friends and relatives are invited to visiting hours from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p. m. Friday, August 4, 2017 at Irvin Macz Funeral Home in Centralia. Fraternal rites will be accorded by Centralia Moose Lodge at the conclusion of the visitation. Memorial contributions may be made to the Moose Heart and will be accepted at the funeral home.