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Martin E. Wingo Sr. - 74

1/24/1942 - 8/13/2016

Colchester, Illinois

Martin E. Wingo Sr. (Marty), age 74 of Colchester, passed away Saturday, August 13, 2016, at Heartland Health Care Center in Macomb.  He was born January 24, 1942, in Macomb, Illinois, to Max Earl and Hazel Ara Wingo.  He was united in marriage to Marilyn Ruth Wingo on September 11, 1982, in McDonough County.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his Wife: Marilyn of Colchester, 2 Sons: Martin E. Wingo Jr. of Macomb, Fabian Eugene Wingo (Darlene) , Macomb, 2 Step Sons: Leonard Kevin Miller, Taylorville, Illinois, Keith Edward Miller, Galesburg, Illinois, 4 Daughters: Darlene Joann Groover (Rick) , Canton, Illinois, Wannetta Irene McMurl, (John), Colchester, Illinois, Sandi Mae Burton, Macomb, Illinois, Kelly Marie Shirley (Dave), Bremerton, Washington, 18 Grandchildren, 17 Great Grandchildren, and 1 Sister: Sandra Byers (Jack), North Carolina.
Marty was preceded in death by his parents, 1 Grandchild, along with several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
Marty served his country in the United States Army from 1962 to 1963.  He is a member of the Plymouth American Legion Post #0912, Faith Tabernacle Church in Colchester, Coldwell Baptist Church in Brookfield, Missouri.  He had retired from McGraw Edison in Macomb, Illinois. Martin liked to attend auctions where he and Marilyn bought their first home.  He was a Deacon at the Brookfield Baptist Church and later at the Colchester Faith Tabernacle of God at Colchester.  Loved church activities, enjoyed playing with his pets.  He said his dog Gabby had him well trained.  Loved spending time with family and seeing the many pictures of grandkids and great grandkids on Face Book.  Before computers he was known as Teaberry Kidd on his C.B. radio, where he made many friends.
Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M. Wednesday, August 17, 2016, at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester with Rev. John McMurl Sr., burial will follow the services at Stoneking Cemetery with full Military Rites by the Macomb V.F.W. and Macomb American Legion.  Visitation with the family will be 1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home.  Friends may view and sign the register book at the funeral home after 9:00 A.M. Tuesday.  Memorial is to the American Cancer Association.   Condolences may be expressed to the family at Jonesmortuaryfh.com.

Visitation:

1 hour prior to the services at the funeral home

Service:

11:00 A.M. Wednesday at the funeral home

14 Comments

  • Georgia said

    on 08/15/16

    Me and my family will be praying for u all....may god keep u all strong thru this hard time...
  • Abigail McMurl

    on 08/15/16

    My grandpa was a good man I'm gonna miss him so much!
  • Roxie Salter

    on 08/15/16

    Prayers to your family for your loss of your loved one.
  • Darlene Groover

    on 08/15/16

    Dad your life was full of loving deeds, Forever thoughtful of our special needs, Today and tomorrow, my whole life through, I will always love and cherish you. God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle's flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of a mustard seed, The patience of eternity, The depth of a family need, Then God combined these qualities, When there was nothing more to add, He knew His masterpiece was complete, And so, He called it ... "DAD!” I love you so much, and this is not a goodbye but a I will see you again someday!
  • Julia Hawk

    on 08/15/16

    Prayers to all of you, we our thinking of you at this time and praying for everyone. We are truly sorry for your loss.
  • Donnie Skinner

    on 08/15/16

    In our thoughts and prayers.
  • Deloris Kaiser

    on 08/16/16

    Thoughts and prayers for all of you. God wil see you thru this.
  • Judy & Mike Turner

    on 08/16/16

    So very sorry to hear of your loss. Hope you all find comfort in great memories you had together. Thinking and praying for you during this tough time.
  • Patrick Burke

    on 08/16/16

    Sorry for your loss
  • Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Steele

    on 08/17/16

    Sorry for your loss, May God give you all strength and comfort. Your dad was a great guy remember the good times you shared as you mourn your loss. Praying for your family.
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