Darrell Lee Martin
Darrell Lee Martin, 38, of Springfield died at 10:00 pm Friday, July 10, 2015 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born September 9, 1976 in Springfield to Steven Roy, Sr. and Karen Sue Martin.
He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents, Karen Sue Martin and Robert and Joella Strode.
Surviving are his daughter, Dana Zake-Martin and her mother, Shanna Zake, both of Springfield; one brother, Steven (Sarah) Martin, Jr. of Tallula; honorary parents, Francis “Pint” and Betty Zake of
Springfield; father, Steven Martin, Sr. of Springfield; grandfather, Darrell Martin of Springfield and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
In his free time Darrell enjoyed spending time with his family, watching wrestling and movies and playing video games. He especially enjoyed hanging out with Dana and Drew and watching them grow.
The family will be hosting a celebration of life at 5:30 pm, Monday, August 3, 2015 at the DAV Club, 25 Club Area, Springfield, IL with Pastor Stacy Barnett officiating. A memorial gathering to follow till 7:30 pm. Burial will be at a later date in Cumberland Sugar Creek Cemetery in Glenarm.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the education fund for his daughter Dana Zake-Martin.