Name: Caleb Austin Martin Age: 27 Address: Mount Olive, IL
Died: Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 3:58 am Place: at his residence in Mount Olive, IL
Born: September 15, 1992 Place: Alton, IL
Father: Stephen Martin Mother: Belinda McElvain
Spouse: Bethany Faith Knox Date of Marriage: August 27, 2016
Place of Marriage: Timber Lakes Golf Course, Staunton, IL.
Schooling: Attended Mt. Vernon Grade School, Benld Elementary School and graduated from Gillespie High School with the Class of 2011. He continued his schooling at Lewis & Clark Community College in Godfrey, Illinois for 2 years and received his associate’s degree in applied sciences-Drafting/CAD Technology and a Certificate of Proficiency. Occupation: Employed as a Drafter for Federal Steel Erection Company in East Alton, Illinois for 3 years.
Church: Attended the Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints in Litchfield, IL.
A gentle and loving soul, Caleb had the biggest heart and was completely selfless. He loved God and those around him, and received that same love in return. Most of all, he shared an exceptional love and bond with his wife that was unlike any other, and truly cherished their life together. Caleb was a talented and passionate drummer, who could perform and master covers to nearly every song that came to mind. He enjoyed playing the drums with his band The Yard Dogs, his friends and for his previous church; playing video games; watching wrestling; listening to the Rizzuto Show on 105.7 The Point; going fishing; telling the best “dad jokes” as he called them to anyone who would listen; and making memories with his family and friends. The biggest hockey fan, he loved cheering on his St. Louis Blues, attending games any chance he got and witnessing his favorite team win the Stanley Cup this year. Throughout his entire battle with Osteosarcoma, Caleb kept an upbeat spirit and touched many lives with his unwavering faith. He will be sorely missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving him and who will keep his memory alive forever.
Survivors: Wife: Bethany Martin, Mt. Olive, IL. // Parents: Stephen & Belinda Martin of Wilsonville, IL. // 3 Siblings, Brother: Jon (Jamie) Sadler of Titusville, FL. // Sister: Kaghen (CJ.) Chandler of Gillespie, IL. // & Brother: Cody Martin, Staunton IL.Grandparents: Jesse & Sylvia Cisco of Mt. Olive, IL. // Grandfather: Chris (friend Debi) Schmidt of Staunton, IL. // Nephews: Landynn & Wyatt Sadler // Niece: Olivia Chandler. // & Nephew: Landon Martin. // Many Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, & Friends.
Preceded in Death: Maternal Grandparents:, Barbara Hert, Clarence McElvain & Alfred Hert. // Paternal Grandparents: Wilburn Martin, Sr., & Martha Martin. // Uncles: Kenneth Martin & Wilburn Martin, Jr.
Visitation: Friday, October 18, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, 12368 Roberson Road, Litchfield, IL.
Funeral Service: Saturday, October 19, 2019, 11:00 am Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints, Litchfield, IL.
Clergy: Bishop Lonnie Bruce
Burial: Chapman Cemetery, Mt. Olive.
Pallbearers: Austin Richards // Dylan Richards // Jon Sadler // Andy DeMartini // Steven McCrady // & Tommy Aldridge
Memorials: Sarcoma Foundation of America, Inc. // & Chapman Cemetery.
Lunch: for family and friends following the burial at the church.
Becker & Son Funeral Home, Mt. Olive, Illinois is in charge of arrangements.