Charles Orla Martin | 1931-2018

Published Wednesday, January 10, 2018

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Charles Orla Martin

Charles Orla Martin, 86, of Slidell, died Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Denton.

Graveside service was Jan. 8 at Slidell Cemetery.

Coker Funeral Home in Sanger handled arrangements.

Charles was born Feb. 1, 1931, in Lansing, Mich., to Guy William and Viva Marie (Pollok) Martin. He married Elizabeth Bartleson Murdoch May 14, 1955, in Lansing, and they were married almost 55 years. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War. Charles drove a truck for various companies, over a span of 47 years, covering east of the Mississippi and into Canada.

Charles loved his family and living life. He enjoyed driving to the Denton Senior Center and being part of the activities there.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and sister Rose Ribby.

He is survived by his daughters, Mary Rose Escamilla of Colorado, Virginia Rowland of Decatur and Rebecca Kay Irving of Decatur; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

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