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James E Martin

December 16, 1950 ~ March 11, 2024 (age 73) 73 Years Old

James Martin Obituary

James E. Martin, 73, of Sidney passed away at 7:40 AM, Monday, March 11, 2024 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana.

Celebration of Life will be 3:00 PM Saturday March 16, 2024 at Freese Funeral Home, Sidney.  There will be a visitation from 2:00 to 3:00 PM Saturday at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Sidney with military rites accorded.

Mr. Martin was born December 16, 1950 in Champaign.  A son to Floyd Edwin “Eddie” and Shirley Shewhart Martin.  Surviving are two sisters; Kathy Pierce of Homer and Carol (David) Wiley of Peru, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He served in the United States Army, based in Germany during the Vietnam Era.  He loved motorcycles, riding all over Europe and the United States.  He also had a love for animals, especially cats.  He was a diesel mechanic, most recently working at Chris’s Service Company in Philo.  He volunteered at Champaign County Humane Society, Urbana.  He was also a member of Sidney American Legion Post 433.

Memorials may be made to Champaign County Humane Society.

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Services

Visitation
Saturday
March 16, 2024

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
202 W. Main Street
Sidney, IL 61877

Celebration of Life
Saturday
March 16, 2024

3:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
202 W. Main Street
Sidney, IL 61877

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