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Melvan Lee Martin


Friends and family will gather at Hillside Cemetery in Purcell for Melvan Lee Martin, 64, of Purcell at 11 a.m. Friday, November 17, 2023. Services will be under the direction of the Wilson-Little Funeral Home in Purcell.

Mr. Martin passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023.

Melvan was born June 16, 1959 in Oklahoma City, the youngest of 10 children born to Ben and Obbie Dee (Walker) Martin.  He lived most of his life in Purcell and attended Purcell schools.

Melvan did masonry work and cabinet building for a time, and later worked as a custodian for Walmart. He enjoyed building model planes and collecting Hot Wheels, and never missed an opportunity to go fishing. A great son, brother, uncle and a true friend; he was loved greatly and will be missed.

Melvan was preceded in death by his parents, Ben and Obbie Dee (Walker) Martin; two sisters, Margie Jones and Gwendolyn Taylor; five brothers, Emmit Martin, Ben Martin Jr., Jeff Martin, Elbert Martin and Willie Martin; four sisters-in-law, Lois Martin, Evelyn Martin, Sheryl Martin and Dee Martin; and two brothers-in-law, James Taylor and Edward Earl Jones Sr.

He is survived by his three brothers, O.C. and wife, Cha, of Lawton, Horace and wife, Sherry, of Purcell and Tony Martin of Springtown, Texas; a sister-in-law, Lena Martin of Purcell, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends and love ones.

Online condolences may be made at www.wilsonlittle.com.