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Eli C. Martin

May 29, 1941 January 12, 2019
Eli C. Martin
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Eli C. Martin
1941 – 2019
Eli C. (Big Eli) Martin, of Ashland, KY passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday January 12, 2019 at 77 years of age.
From an early age, he worked hard in whatever job he worked whether it was farming and / or regular employment, He worked and retired in 2007 after 41 years as a Federal Food Inspector with the USDA. He was also a member of the Mailhandlers Union.
He enjoyed wood working and loved to fish. Most of all, he loved being a Dad and Grandparent. He was always ready to share his vast knowledge and have those around him learn what he had to teach.
He is preceded in death by parents, Minda Askelson Martin, William Martin, and Nellie Martin; wife, Doloris Parker Martin; sisters, Minda Irene Martin, Francis Griffin, Bert Barr, and Cletus Beal; brothers, Alvin Martin, Bill Martin, and Clayton Martin.
Eli is survived by loving wife Gladys Hensley Sutton Martin of Ashland, KY; brother, Harlan Martin of Donnelson, IA; children, Deborah Loftsgard (David), Elaine Rice (Larry), David Martin (Rosemary), Eli C. Martin II, Earlene Opell (George), Carolyn Vipperman (Jim), and Jerry Sutton (CeCe); 24 Grandchildren and 44 Great Grandchildren as well as a host of Nieces, Nephews, and other beloved friends and relatives.
A Celebration of Life for Mr. Martin will be at 7:30pm Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at the Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home, 2702 Panola Street, Catlettsburg, visitation will begin at 5:30pm until Service Time. After Services in Catlettsburg, Mr. Martin will be taken to Schutte Funeral Home in Postville, Iowa for a Memorial Service at 1:00pm, Saturday, January 19, 2019, visitation will be from 11:00am until Service Time. Grandson Jeremy Vipperman will officiate. Final resting place for Eli will be in Postville Cemetery.
In lieu in flowers donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals for Children, ATTN: Office of Development, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607 or www.shrinershospitalforchildren.org/shc/donate.
Condolences will be left at kilgorecollierfuneralhome.com.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

16

Jan

5:30 PM 1/16/2019 5:30:00 PM - 7:30 PM 1/16/2019 7:30:00 PM
Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home

2702 Panola Street
Catlettsburg, KY 41129

Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home
2702 Panola Street Catlettsburg 41129 KY
United States

Service

Wednesday

16

Jan

7:30 PM 1/16/2019 7:30:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/16/2019 8:00:00 PM
Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home

2702 Panola Street
Catlettsburg, KY 41129

Kilgore & Collier Funeral Home
2702 Panola Street Catlettsburg 41129 KY
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Postville Cemetery Final Resting Place

Clayton County
Postville, IA 55555

Clayton County Postville 55555 IA
United States

Memorial Contribution

Shriners Children's Hospital

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