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James William "Bill" Martin

James William "Bill" Martin

James William "Bill" Martin, age 82, of Quincy, died on Thursday, March 24, 2022 in his home. He was born on October 10, 1939 in Hannibal, MO, the son of Frank Henry and Lucille (Byxbe) Martin. Bill married Anita (Nicholson) Cermak on March 16, 1985. She preceded him in death on September 26, 2018.

Bill retired from Gully Trucking after 20 years and 3 million accident-free miles.
He had proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy. Bill was a member of St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church and was a Fourth-Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Bill liked woodworking, gardening, camping and RV'ing with his wife Anita. The time spent with his family and his pups Tucker and Tiffany was his most cherished.

Bill is survived by his children: Allan J. Cermak and his wife Kathy of Hannibal, MO and Brian E. Cermak of Corrigan, TX.

Grandchildren: Jacob Martin and Charissa Martin; Amber Schumacher and her husband Matthew, Ashley Cermak, Michael Cermak and his wife Danielle, Alexander Cermak, Alexis Cermak, David Hayes II, Madison Cermak, Alyssa Cermak and Ian Cermak.

Four-great grandchildren, along with numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Anita, two sisters, and a son James Kevin Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and a Mass of Catholic Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. in St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church by Father David Beagles. Interment in Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Duker & Haugh Funeral Home with the Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree providing an Honor Guard. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Francis Solanus Catholic Church. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Brenna Eisenbeiss
Canton, MO
Comments:
So Sorry to hear this, Bill was a Good Friend to Steve, not they can catch up. Prayers to the Family
From:
Jerolene Benton
Quincy, IL
Comments:
My sincere condolences to you and your family. I worked with him at Cheerful Home when he was the bus driver there. He was friendly and a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
From:
Laura Motley
Oklahoma City, OK
Comments:
Love you Uncle Bill, know you are at Peace and with Anita. Know you are up there visiting with Dad again. You will be missed by my brother, Aunt and I who knew you growing up!
From:
Tony and Lynne Ohnemus
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. We thought a lot of Anita and Bill.
From:
Laura Motley
Oklahoma City, OK, OK
Comments:
Bill was such a wonderful man. He and my dad Richard Motley were friends since they were babies. Godspeed and Bless you !