Robert Wayne Martin, 83, of Harrah, Oklahoma passed from this life to join the Angels in Heaven on Sunday, April 18, 2021, at the McLoud Nursing Home where he had been lovingly cared for the past six years. He was born to Lois Velma (Brantley) and Harry Martin on September 28, 1937 in Wewoka.
Wayne attended Jackson Grade School and graduated from Holdenville High School in 1955 where he was active in musical and athletic activities, including football, basketball and baseball and was an All-State selection in football. He was inducted into the HHS Hall of Fame in 1956. Wayne attended Cameron University on a football scholarship and then spent two years in the U. S. Navy.
He worked for his Holdenville buddy Walt Votaw in his machine shop, Votaw Precision Tools, for nearly 50 years before retiring and moving back home. He enjoyed fishing, hunting (bears, elk, deer, rabbits, squirrels) and working on his lawn. He loved spending time outdoors and loved to tinker with and fix gadgets.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Lois and Harrah Martin; three sisters, Nancy Denney, Betty Smith and Carolyn Agan; and his in-laws Rube and Polly Russell.
Survivors include his wife, Jean; three sons, Russ and Eileen Martin of Deer Park, Washington, Scott and Maria Martin of Fullerton, California and Steve Martin of Chandler, Arizona; eight grandchildren, Diana, Matthew, Chet, Travis, Rachel, Casey, Jenna and Curtis; 13 greatgrandchildren; a brother, John Bill Martin of Harrah; a sister Paula and husband, John Dunlap of Harrah; brothers-in-law Mike Agan and Bob Denney; and a whole host of other family and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, May 6 th , at Asa Smith Memorial Chapel at Asa Smith Funeral Service, Harrah, with Dr. Griff Henderson officiating, followed by interment at Non Cemetery, Non, Oklahoma.