Weatherford Democrat

February 19, 2014

Don Wilson Martin


Weatherford Democrat

— Don Wilson Martin died Feb. 17, 2014, in Dallas.

Memorial service is 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford. Visitation is 6-8 p.m. Thursday at Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel.

Don was born in Poolville to Murray and Ruth Martin. He was one of six children. Don had a passion for bowling, was a fan of John Wayne and he could quote scores for the Dallas Cowboys and the Texas Rangers. Don served our country for 22 years, first in the U.S. Marines and then in the U.S. Army. After retiring from the service, he spent a lot of time traveling with work as a self-employed courier for the advertising industry. Don married Barbara and together they blended their families into one. Together they raised their families in the Weatherford area. Proud members of North Side Baptist Church in Weatherford, Don and Barbara celebrated 25 years of marriage in May 2013.

Don leaves behind his bride, Barbara; son, Brett Shumway and his wife, Tracy; daughters, Karen Shumway and Mary Martin; son, Don Andrew Martin and wife, Shelby; daughter, Jennifer Robinson and husband, Will, and daughters Karen Sharp, Cynthia Tyre, Gaylene Tilley; sister, Mary Frances Inman and husband, Dave; brothers, Paul Martin and wife, Linda, and Ronnie Martin; 19 grandchildren; and a slew of great-grandchildren.

Don was preceded in death by his sons, Kevin Tilley and Brian Tilley; brother, Murray Earl Martin; sister, Daphne Peel; and parents, Murray and Ruth Martin.

Galbreaith-Pickard Funeral Chapel