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Ernest L. Martin Jr.
August 29, 1949 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Ernest L. Martin Jr., 74, of Wabash, Indiana, formerly of Sacramento, California, passed away at 7:36 p.m. on Friday, October 27, 2023, at his residence. He was born on August 29, 1949, to Ernest Sr. and Charolette (Kelly) Martin in Blue Island, Illinois.
Ernie served in the United States Marines from 1966 to 1970, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, and a Rifle Marksman Badge. He was a truck driver and also a supervisor at the Bannon Street Homeless Shelter. Ernest married Alice Self on October 24, 1986. She passed away on April 6, 2021. He was a member of Warehouse Ministries in Sacramento, California.
Ernie is survived by two stepchildren, Christina (Isaac) Jay of Roseville, California, Brett McCulley of Sacramento, California; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Jerrie Gee of Florida, Pam Cassano of Florida, Mary Canfield of Alaska; one brother, Jeff Martin of Florida. He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and one son, Ernest Martin III.
Per Ernest's wishes there will be no services.
Inurement will take place at Sacramento Valley Nation Cemetery in Dixon, California at a later date.
McDonald Funeral Homes, Wabash Chapel, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992, have been trusted with Ernest Martin's final arrangements.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com