The Edmond Sun

September 26, 2013

Don David Martin


The Edmond Sun

EDMOND —     Don David Martin, 82, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. He was born February 2, 1931 in Prague, Okla., to Hugo and Eunice Newton Martin.

    He was a graduate of Prague High School and served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He lived most of his adult life in Oklahoma City with his wife Virginia where he was a brick mason and owned Don Martin Construction Company for 33 years. He moved to Eufaula, Okla., in the early 90’s where he built his final home. Don’s last brick job was at the Oakridge Baptist Church where he served as a deacon for several years. He later became a member and chairman of the deacons at Vivian Baptist Church where he faithfully served until his death.

    He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Rosemary; three brothers, Hugo (J.R.), Harold and Cecil; his wife Virginia Martin; and his grandson Thaddaeus Martin.

    Survivors include his daughter Carolyn Kelley and husband Richard of San Jose, Calif., son Tim Martin and wife Crystal of Jones, Okla.; four grandchildren, Coby Smith and Andrew Kelley of California; Ashley Mauldin and Payton Martin and one great-grandchild of Oklahoma.

    Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday September 28 at Matthews Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Oakwood Cemetery in Edmond, Okla.