Cecil B. Martin

September 22, 1919 - May 13, 2013

Cecil B. Martin, 93, passed away at 10:55 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital.He was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Chelsea, Okla., to Cecil and Della (Lane) Martin. Cecil married Virginia (Rae) Gordon on Aug. 13, 1948. Cecil arrived in Vincennes in 1941, he worked at the Parkway Hotel briefly before starting his employment with the B&O Railroad. …read more

Cecil B. Martin, 93, passed away at 10:55 p.m. on Monday, May 13, 2013, at Good Samaritan Hospital.He was born on Sept. 22, 1919, in Chelsea, Okla., to Cecil and Della (Lane) Martin. Cecil married Virginia (Rae) Gordon on Aug. 13, 1948. Cecil arrived in Vincennes in 1941, he worked at the Parkway Hotel briefly before starting his employment with the B&O Railroad. Cecil worked for the B&O Railroad from 1932-1981. Cecil also work as an independent contractor hauling and cleaning service with his friend, Bill Rucker. He was a member of the Twenty–First Century Pastime Club and an avid poker player.Survivors include three daughters, Stephanie Leohr of Wheaton, Ill., Edythe Martin of Evansville, and Ardella Martin of Vincennes; three sons, Leon Martin and Cecil, both of Vincennes, and Anthony Dane Martin of Enkenbach-Alsenborn, Germany; 10 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil L. and Della (Lane) Martin; wife, Virginia (Gordon) Martin; daughter, Althea Denise (Martin) Seflin; sons, Christopher Shawn Martin and Earl Bernard Martin; brother, Eugene Martin; and sister Edith Brandon.Funeral services for Cecil will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Gardner-Brockman Funeral Home, 505 Main St., with the Rev. William Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Friends may visit with Cecil’s family from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at: http://www.garderbrockmanfh.com

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