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Montague H. Martin Sr.
April 12, 1937 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Montague Howard Martin Sr., was born on April 12, 1937, to Casey and Monie Martin in Palmersville, TN. He moved to Chicago, Illinois at the age of 7 years old with his mother, who hoped to find a better life for their family.
Montague Sr. completed his education at Crane High School and later enlisted in the United States Army from 1955 to 1958, where he served as a Communication Specialist.
Montague Sr. accepted Christ at an early age.
Montague Sr. was a fan of various Chicago sports teams, including the Cubs, Bulls and Bears. He had a passion for watching Western television shows in his free time.
In 1957, Montague Sr. married Mary Martin and to this union, fou sons were born. He worked at the Fruit Stand on Halsted, Cook County Hospital, then held a forty-year career at United Airlines where he was the 2nd black lead as a Ramp Service Agent. His time at United Airlines led to a generational legacy, that was recognized by United Airlines and NBC News in February 2023.
Montague Sr. passed away peacefully on January 28, 2024, at his home in Orlando, Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents Casey and Money Martin, his son Jarell Martin, and one stepdaughter Jacqueline Tabb. Later had a union with Iris Martin who preceded him in death.
Montague Sr. is survived by his three children, Montague Howard Martin JR. (Vera), Darren Michael Martin and Kelvin John “Duke” Martin. He also leaves behind one adopted daughter, Gwendolyn Travis, and one stepson Jay Jackson. His memory will be cherished by numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.