Don Martin
July 24, 1934  -  October 17, 2018

Don Martin

Funeral Service
Church of the Nazarene
402 S. Porter
Dumas, TX  79029
Saturday, October 20, 2018
10:00 AM
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Northlawn Memorial Gardens
4 miles north
Dumas, TX  79029
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Church of the Nazarene
406 S Porter
Dumas, TX  79029

Memorial Hospice
224 E. 2nd
Dumas, TX  79029

Don Martin 84 of Dumas passed away on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10 ‘clock in the morning on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Church of the Nazarene with Steve Swanson, officiating. Interment will follow at Northlawn Memorial Gardens. Arrangements are entrusted to Morrison Funeral Directors.

Don was born on July 24, 1934 to Earl and Ruth (Bowers) Martin in Honeygrove, TX. He moved to Dumas at a young age where he would live the rest of his life. In 1967 was united in marriage to Ernestine in Clayton, NM. Don was employed at Diamond Shamrock for over 36 years until his retirement in 1996.
Family was very important to Don; he adored his family. His grandchildren were his pride and joy; he especially loved to spend time in the yard with Ernestine. Don will be greatly missed by his family and all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister: Betty Davis and a son: Ricky Smith.

Don is survived by his wife, Ernestine of the home; daughters: Pam Shelledy of Utah and Criss Yon and husband Phil of Highland Village; son: Kelley Martin of Amarillo; brother J.W. “Jug” Martin and wife Hazel; grandchildren: Bailee Martin and husband John Romo; Brekken Martin and wife Payton; Colbee Martin and husband Quentin Persinger; Connor Martin, Lyndel Laycock, Brandy Smith, and Stephanie Menzo and husband Nick; and 7 great grandchildren.

The family suggest with gratitude memorials be made to Church of the Nazarene, 406 S. Porter, Dumas, TX 79029 or Memorial Hospice, 224 Est 2nd, Dumas, TX 79029.


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  1. P. D. and Janet Fletcher
    Amarillo, TX

    We just learned about the passing of Don yesterday, October 20, while attending a volleyball game in Amarillo. So very sorry. Don was a dear friend. This is a great shock to us. With all our love and sympathy, P. D. and Janet Fletcher

  2. Troy and Jo Ann Gabehart
    Dumas, TX

    So sorry for your great loss, Ernestine and precious family . He will be missed so much by all that knew him. Sending much love and many prayers for comfort! God bless you and your family , Troy and Jo Ann.

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