Ralph E. Martin, 95, of Marshall, IL passed away 6:20 AM Sunday, April 2, 2017 in the Casey Health Care Center at Casey, IL He was born July 29, 1921 in Clark Co., IL, the son of Alden and Violet Smitley Martin. He married Stella B. Wright who preceded him in death on Nov. 20, 2005. Surviving are his children; Carolyn (Gene) Shotts of Marshall, Ron (Donna) Martin of Allendale, IL and Wayne E. Martin of Denim Springs, LA; a sister,, Irene Shotts of Martinsviile, IL; grandchildren, Debbie (Mike) Garling, Greg (Karen) Shotts, Dee Dee (Mike) Rhoads, Cody (Bethany) Martin, Lindy (Thomas) Parks, Brady Martin, Kyle (JoAnn) Martin-Nickles, Daralee Martin and Ronald (Cassy) Martin; 21 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Ralph Darrell Martin and a brother, Harold Martin. Ralph served this nation in the Army Air Corps during WW II. He was a member of the Clarksville Baptist Church and the Clark Co. Farm Bureau. Services in honor of his life will be 10:00 AM Thursday at Pearce Funeral Home with Bro. Jeff Loper officiating. Burial will be in the Clarksville Cemetery with military graveside rites. Visitation will be 4-7 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Back Pack Program. Online condolences are being accepted at pearcefuneralservices.com.