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J R Martin

September 20, 1937 — June 27, 2021

J R Martin was born on September 20, 1937 in Deenton, Oklahoma to James Woods Martin and Lola (Frachiseur) Martin. He passed away on Sunday, June 27, 2021 at his home in Foster at the age of 83 years.

J R was a lifelong Foster resident and a true Oklahoma Native. He retired as owner/operator of J R Martin Backhoe Service and also as a private contractor for Mobil Oil, primarily working in the Ratliff City area for over 30 years. He married his teenage sweetheart, Clara Carter on July 23, 1962. Together they have two daughters, Sherri Wing-Marsico and Shelli Kwederis. He was a devoted husband, a dedicated father, and a generous, trustworthy, and reliable friend. J R loved to hunt, fish, and enjoyed his time on the water. He also liked to work with his hands, building numerous projects around his farm. When he wasn’t busy with work or other hobbies, you could find him with his trustworthy English Setter or on his John Deere lawnmower keeping a meticulous lawn, tending to his cattle, doing backhoe work for neighbors and friends, welding various projects around his property, and connecting with family and friends. In his later years J R enjoyed watching westerns and competing against his grandkids, when they were in town, playing along with the Price Is Right.

J R is survived by his wife Clara Martin of Foster; his two daughters, Sherri Wing-Marsico and husband Will Marsico of Norman, Oklahoma and grandchildren Marc Wing and Alexis Wing, great granddaughter Ariana Wing. Shelli Kwederis and husband Stephen Kwederis of Englewood, Colorado and grandchildren Nate Kwederis and Noah Kwederis.
Siblings, Mildred Kelley, D L Martin and wife Gail, Linnie Covel husband Cecil, Jeff Martin and wife Karen, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Woods Martin and Lola (Frachiseur) Martin and sister Margie Webb.

Visitation hours will be 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Thursday, July 1, 2021 at Winans Funeral Home, Maysville.

The family will be receiving guests after the services at the Elk’s Lodge in Lindsay, Oklahoma.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, Friday, July 2, 2021 at Winans Funeral Home Chapel, Maysville with burial in the Purdy Cemetery under the direction of John W. Williams of Winans Funeral Home, Maysville, Oklahoma. Words of comfort may be sent to the family at

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