January 3, 1936 - March 3, 2022
Archie Frank Martin, age 86 of Talihina, Oklahoma passed away from this life on March 3rd, 2022 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Archie was born on January 3rd, 1936 in Haskell, Oklahoma to Floy Gladys (Wheeler) and Jay Frank Martin. Archie grew up in a farm/dairy environment, bailing hay � all things country. He started riding the work horses and spent as much time as possible riding � his favorite pastime. He started roping on "Buck", a small, fast, horse in "jackpot rodeos" to have a few dollars as a teenager. He was a lifetime member in the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) owning for many years "King Holiday". He had many hobbies and interests outside his ranching at home (Albion) and law enforcement. Exploring areas on horseback, hunting squirrel, turkey, and his favorite, deer (all phases). He enjoyed fishing too including some noodling. He planted gardens with many varieties of produce and invited everyone to his New Year meals. Bereaved families would receive a good old-time pot of brown beans, fried "tators", cornbread, and all the "fixins" as he enjoyed cooking on huge grills. His Law Enforcement career covered 3 counties, starting with dispatching for Talihina City and ending as Undersheriff for Latimer County. Archie is survived by his wife of 65 years, Dorothy Gayle; three sons, Audie Frank Martin of Talihina, OK, Mark Stephen Martin of Claremore, OK, and Spencer Dale Martin and wife Vallaya of Talihina, OK; sisters, Ruth Elaine Gross of Kent, WA and Linda Ann Cooper of Spiro, OK; grandchildren, Johnny F. Martin, Curtis D. Martin, Audie J. Martin, Jill Martin, Kendra Martin and husband Scott, Derrick D. Martin, Chad H. Martin, River S. Martin, Angelica Bramblett, Auston Smith, Alex Smith, and Ashton Smith; ten nieces and nephews; six great grandchildren, four great grand children, as well as numerous extended family. Archie is preceded in passing by his parents, Jay Frank Martin and Floy Gladys (Wheeler) Martin; brother, Jimmy Douglas Martin; brother in law, Laudis Gross; sister, Bonnie Muriel (Merle) Ferguson; nephews, Marion Earl Miller, Carl L. "Scotter" Miller, Weldon "Butch" Gross, Mike Gross; nieces, Brenda Bryant and Judy Vaughn Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 9th from 2:00PM to 6:00PM at McCarn Funeral Service in Talihina, Oklahoma. Services will be on Thursday, March 10th, 2022 at 2:00PM at Valley Christian Church in Talihina, OK with Bro. Gary Fuller officiating. Interment will follow at Old City Cemetery in Talihina, Oklahoma. Services have been entrusted to McCarn Funeral Service of Talihina, Oklahoma.
Archie Frank Martin, age 86 of Talihina, Oklahoma passed away from this life on March 3rd, 2022 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Archie was born on January 3rd, 1936 in Haskell, Oklahoma to Floy Gladys (Wheeler) and Jay Frank Martin. Archie grew up... View Obituary & Service Information
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