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Martin Williams

December 24, 1938 — December 24, 2018

Martin D. Williams, 80, of Eureka, IL formerly of Peoria, IL passed away at 9:35a.m. on Tuesday, December 24, 2018 at The Loft Nursing Home in Eureka.

Martin was born on December 24, 1938 in Peoria, IL and named Calvin Martin Hedden Jr., a son to Fraida Jordan Hedden and Calvin M. Hedden Sr. Fraida later married Maurice Darby Williams and he adopted "Marty" on October 11, 1947 at which time his name was changed.

Survivors include his daughter, Marty Dee Followell; grandson Adam Lipe both of Peoria, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Martin worked at Caterpillar for over 30 years retiring in 1994.

He was an artist, a craftsman and could repair anything. He enjoyed painting (especially on his antique car), golfing, billiards, rc planes and boats, fishing and bowling. He loved giving a helping hand and going out to dinner with friends

Funeral services will be held at 1:00p.m. on Friday, December 28, 2018 at Argo-Ruestman- Harris Funeral Home in Eureka. Pastor Doane Brubaker will officiate. Visitation will be held from 5-7p.m. on Thursday, December 27, 2018 at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka and also one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Swan Lake Memory Gardens in Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude or Leukemia Research. Online condolences and tributes may be sent to the family at www.argoruestmanharris.com.

Visitation

DEC 27. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Visitation

DEC 28. 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

Funeral service

DEC 28. 1:00 PM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Eureka
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530-1316

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