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Submitted by: T.D.
Mikel Martin, a distinguished veteran of the United States Army, passed away in Denison, Texas on Sunday August 26th, 2018 at the age of 77. He was born in Durant, Oklahoma to Eurie Virgal and Bulah Muriel (Brown) Martin on March 19, 1941.
Mikel retired from the United States Army as a Chief Warrant Officer 4 in Military Intelligence. He served a tour in Vietnam, and earned many commendations; Army Service Ribbon (1), Professional Development Ribbon (1), Overseas Service Ribbon (3), Armed Forces Reserve Metal, Army Commendation Metal, (3) Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Metal, (3) Oak Leaf Clusters, Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm, National Defense Service Metal, Good Conduct Metal, Vietnam Service Metal, Vietnam Campaign Metal, and the Meritorious Service Metal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster). Mikel was an active member of the Elks Lodge.
Mr. Martin is survived by his brother, Carroll Martin and wife Wilma of Fairfield, Texas; sister, Glenna Allen of Roundrock, Texas; friends, Garry Self and Larry Self of Durant, Oklahoma, Ron Langston of Bennington, Oklahoma, and Barry Knight of Rogers, Arkansas; he is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Von Lee Martin and Marian Stanley Martin.
A graveside service in honor of Mikelís life will be at 11:00 AM Friday August 31st at the Highland Cemetery Pavilion with Cpt. Alvin Owens officiating. He will be receiving full Military Honors.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Homeward Bound Humane Society, PO Box 1751, Durant, Oklahoma74701.
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home.
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