Martin Duane Austin


CLINTON — Martin Duane Austin, 86, of Clinton, passed away at 10:20 a.m. on May 12, 2020, at his family residence, Clinton.
Private services will be conducted on Friday, May 15, 2020, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton, with Rev. Aaron Stine and Pastor Jeff DeLaughter officiating.  Burial will follow at DeWitt Cemetery, DeWitt.
Memorials may be directed to the Woodlawn Church of God, Clinton.
Martin was born on May 29, 1933, in Mt. Vernon, Ill., the son of Curtis Fred and Elisa May (Orrick) Austin. He married Eurma Ruth Bray on May 29, 1951, in Clinton.  She passed away on August 24, 2006.
Survivors include his children,  Norma Jean (John, deceased) Clark, Bloomington; Brenda (David, deceased) Griffith, Warrensburg; Beverly (Sonny) Palmer, Clinton; and Danny (Sheila) Austin, DeWitt; 17 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren; three  sisters:  Thelma Norris, Benton, Ill.; Velma (Red) Perryman, Allisonville, Ill.; and Evelyn Heath, Paducah, Ky.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Randy Austin and Rick Austin; three brothers, Lloyd Austin, Glen “Bud” Austin, and Charles Austin; twin sister, Duene DeWitt; infant brother, Curtis Eugene Austin, Jr.; and one 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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