William V. “Bill” Martin, age 90, of Morris and formerly of Odell, passed away peacefully Sunday, December 20, 2020 at Park Pointe Gardens in Morris, Illinois. Born July 7, 1930 in Pontiac, Illinois, William Vincent was the son of William Frederick and Ellen “Nellie” (Condon) Martin. He was raised in Odell and graduated from St. Paul’s with the Class of 1948. Following high school, Bill attended Gallagher School of Business in Kankakee before entering the United States Navy (1951-1955). Following his honorable discharge, he married Patricia Ann Fraher on November 26, 1955 in St. Paul Catholic Church in Odell. Together they made their home in Odell until relocating in the summer of 1972. Bill began his career with the United States Postal Service. He served as Postmaster of Odell until 1971, when he took the Postmaster position with Morris. He served the Morris community for 19 years until his retirement in 1990. Bill and Pat were dedicated members of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Morris. He was a member of Morris Country Club and American Legion Post 294 in Morris. He belonged to the Lions Club, Moose Lodge, and the Postmasters Association. One who was an avid sports fan, Bill took great pleasure in following the Chicago Bears, Notre Dame football, and the Chicago White Sox. Throughout the years, he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing golf, and working in the yard with Pat. He was truly a ‘Jack of all trades,’ and could fix or repair anything. His number one hobby was his family, and Bill will be most remembered as a loving husband and devoted father, who was his grandkids biggest fan at their sporting and school events. Survivors include his children: Michael (Ann) Martin of Stamford, Connecticut and Sheila (Thomas) Riccolo, Mary (Terrence) O’Connor, and Bill (Meghan) Martin, all of Morris; seven grandchildren: Caroline Riccolo, Peter Riccolo, Sean Martin, Brendan Martin, Caitlin O’Connor (Ben Wollam), Eileen (Cameron) Berner and Erin O’Connor (Matt Wiehl); and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was preceded in death by his parents; son, Mark W. Martin; wife, Patricia Martin; sister, Ruth Mobus; and granddaughter, Regina Martin. The family will receive friends for a COVID observant and walk through visitation Monday morning, December 28, 2020 between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. at Reeves Funeral Home, 408 E. Washington St., (one block east of Illinois Route 47), in Morris. Due to current pandemic guidelines, face masks will be required for attendees and measures of safe social distancing practices will be in order. The funeral home staff will assist the family not to exceed the safe number set forth for the visitation. Funeral services will follow at 12 noon in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 600 E. Jackson St. in Morris. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Jason Stone. Those wishing to participate in Bill’s funeral service online are welcome to join the live-streamed service beginning at 12:00 p.m. on Monday, December 28, 2020. This virtual service is accessible by logging on to his memorial page. Burial will be in St. Paul Catholic Cemetery in Odell, where Bill will be laid to rest with his late wife, Pat. Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Bill’s memory to Immaculate Conception School or Immaculate Concep-tion Church. Family and friends are encouraged to sign the online guestbook, upload photographs, and share Bill’s memorial page online through social media by logging on to: www.ReevesFun eral.com/obituary/WilliamBill-Martin Funeral services and ar-rangements have been made under the direction and care of Reeves Funeral Homes, Ltd. in Morris (815) 942-2500.