William D. Martin, 89 of Gillespie, died at his residence on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 1:33 p.m. He was born on December 1, 1929, in Gillespie to Albert D. Martin and Eula (Halpin) Martin. He married Joan (Shuey) Alpi Martin on October 6, 1972, in Gillespie. She preceded him in death on June 6, 2016.
He was retired operator for Gillespie City Water Plant. William was a member of the VFW Post 4547 of Gillespie.
He is survived by his step-grandson, Thomas Alpi; step great-grandson, Bryce Alpi; sisters in laws, Alberta Quirk of Jerseyville, Daisy Spendlove of UT, Pat Dillard of Gillespie, and Diana Durbin of Gillespie; and cousins, Jim Hill of AZ and Marjorie O’Connor of Chicago.
William was preceded in death by his parents and spouse.
Friends may call on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at SS Simon & Jude Church in Gillespie from 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. followed by a memorial mass at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Father Michael Haag officiating. Burial will be Holy Cross Cemetery, Gillespie. Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Public Library. Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie is in charge of the arrangements.