Martin Duane Austin 86 of Clinton, Il. passed away 10:20 A.M. May 12, 2020 at his family residence, Clinton, Il.


Private services will be Friday, May 15, 2020 at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, IL with Rev. Aaron Stine and Pastor Jeff DeLaughter officiating.  Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt, IL.


Memorials may be directed to the Woodlawn Church of God, Clinton, IL.


Martin was born May 29, 1933 in Mt. Vernon, IL the son of Curtis Fred and Elisa May (Orrick) Austin. He married Eurma Ruth Bray May 29, 1951 in Clinton, IL.  She passed away August 24, 2006.


Survivors include his children:  Norma Jean (John, deceased) Clark, Bloomington, IL; Brenda (David, deceased) Griffith, Warrensburg, IL; Beverly (Sonny) Palmer, Clinton, IL; and Danny (Sheila) Austin, DeWitt, IL; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; 3 sisters:  Thelma Norris, Benton, IL; Velma (Red) Perryman, Allisonville, IL; and Evelyn Heath, Paducah, KY.


He was preceded in death by his parents; 2 sons, Randy Austin and Rick Austin; 3 brothers: Lloyd Austin, Glen “Bud” Austin, and Charles Austin; twin sister, Duene DeWitt; infant brother, Curtis Eugene Austin, Jr.; and 1 great-great-grandchild.


Martin was a member of the Woodlawn Church of God where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and Song Leader.  He retired from Baum Chevrolet and enjoyed carpentry.

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