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John S. Martin

John S. Martin, age 63 years, a resident of Harrisburg and a former resident of Johnson County, passed away unexpectedly Saturday morning, September 22, 2018, at 9:35 AM at his home.

John was born March 16, 1955 in Harrisburg, Illinois. He was the son of John O. and Elouise “Toots” (Moore) Martin.

John is survived by: 4 brothers – Jack Martin of Chicago, Don Martin and Jim Martin both of Springfield and Richard (Michelle) Martin of Goreville; 2 sisters – Diane (Keith) Thomas of Dallas, Texas and Patty Martin of Eldorado; a host of nieces and nephews; and Josh Taylor, whom John thought of as a son.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by 2 brothers – Robert Cole and Greg Martin.

John was a 1973 graduate of Mt. Pulaski High School. She was self-employed in the advertising and printing business.

John enjoyed listening to music and appreciated a wide genre of musical styles. He was devoted to his faithful canine companion, “Rocky.”

A memorial service honoring the life of John S. Martin will be conducted Friday evening, Sept. 28, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.  John’s brother, Pastor Richard Martin, will officiate.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at Bailey Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Heather Harper Treat Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 98, Vienna, Illinois 62995

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.

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