Martin Junior Hamline, age 89, of Thompsonville, passed away at 3:50 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2022, at his home.
His wishes are to be cremated. A Private Family Celebration of Life Service will be held at a future date.
Leffler Funeral Home of Benton; is in charge of the cremation arrangements.
Martin was born on December 6, 1932, in Buckner, Illinois, the son of Martin Otto Hamline and Cora Olive (Beadle) Hamline. He married the former Jeanette June Moore on December 31, 1955, and she preceded him in death on September 26, 2016.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Hamline was a retired coalminer, having last worked at Freeman United Coal Mine #3. He was a member of the UMWA.
Martin enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his 4 wheeler. Most of all he enjoyed his time spent with his kids and their families, and the annual cookouts and doughnut fry.
Surviving are five children: Mary Arview and husband Elva “Toot” of Thompsonville, Gayla Morgan of Thompsonville, Tammy Parkhill and husband Raymond of Thompsonville, Raenita Gunter and husband Jack of Thompsonville, Charles Hamline and wife Stacy of West Frankfort; 18 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren; lifelong friends: Russell “Shaggy” Browning of West Frankfort, Barbara Evans of Benton, and the late Cotton Hargis of Buckner; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; 4 sisters; 2 infant sisters; and a granddaughter Amy Parkhill.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Southern Illinois; and will be accepted at the Leffler Funeral Home of Benton.
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