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Graveside services for Alfred Charles "Buddy" Martin, 89, most recently of Ardmore, OK, longtime resident of Gainesville, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2016 at Fairview with Rev. Larry Kremling officiating.
Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery.
Mr. Martin passed away June 4, 2016 in Ardmore, OK.
Buddy was born January 8, 1927 in Marietta, OK to Alfred Americus and Myrtle Lee (Mayes) Martin.
He graduated high school in Marietta and, soon after, was drafted into the Army Air Corps to serve in World War II. On August 30, 1965, Mr. Martin married Marcella Bezner. He worked with local dairy farms to transport their harvest to processing plants. Mr. Martin loved gardening and maintaining his landscaping. He was a devoted husband who took pride in being a simple man that went faithfully about his business.
Mr. Martin is survived by his grandchildren: Melissa Wilcoxson and husband, Jessie of Whitesboro and Chris Martin of Gainesville; three great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; brother, Fred Martin and wife, Mahota of Lone Grove, OK; sister, Tootsie Hood of Marietta; and brother, Boyd Martin and wife, Donna of Marietta.
Mr. Martin was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Marcella Martin; son, Ricky Martin; son, Danny Martin; son, Larry Martin; sister, Ruby Blackmon; sister, Pearl Hearon; sister, Mary Curry; brother, Bob Martin; and brother, Cecil Martin.
Memorials may be made to Noah's Ark Animal Shelter.
You may sign the online register at www.geojcarroll.com.
Published on June 6, 2016
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