Canton – Martin “Monk” Montgomery, 94, of Canton, passed away at 9:10 PM on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Graham Hospital. He was born on September 12, 1921 in Iowa to Wilbur M. and Belle Montgomery. He married the love of his life Charlotte Eyerly on June 14, 1942 in Canton, IL. She survives.
Also surviving are three children, Gary (Cindy) Montgomery of Canton, Janice (Scott) Krey of Farmington, and Stacy (Steve) Lee of Canton; eight grandchildren, Darla, Todd, Jeff, Kari, Missy, Jenny, Dillon, and Drew; and six great-grandchildren, Justin, Dalton, T.J., Mason, Hannah, and Bailey.
Preceding him in death are his parents, and four sisters.
Martin worked for Army Surplus Montgomery’s, Montgomery’s Outdoor Sporting Goods, Senn’s Dairy, manager at Canton Daily Ledger Circulation, Swearinger Wholesale, and as a carrier for The United States Postal Service where he retired from on October 3, 1986 in Canton. He wrote an outdoor article for the Canton Daily Ledger, coached in Little League. He played center for the first Canton undefeated Football Team in 1938. Martin loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, and looking for mushrooms. He was a happy St. Louis Cardinals fan but not so happy when they would lose.
Martin was a WWII veteran serving in the Army.
Memorial service will be at 2 PM on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory, 1995 N. Main St., Canton, IL, where I visitation will be from 12-2 PM. Rev. K. Bruce Rushing will officiate. Burial will follow at a later date. Cremation rites have been accorded with Sedgwick Funeral Homes & Crematory. Memorials can be made to Fulton County Humane Society. To view Martin’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to www.sedgwickfuneralhomes.com