Martin Vann

Martin Vann


Martin Vann, 69, born August 2, 1950 in Bunch, OK to Bill and Katie Marie Vann. He married Linda Kelley in July, 1974. They had 5 children together. He remarried Crystal Thomison in April of 1998 and had one son. Martin worked for the Whirlpool Corporation and later retired from Cherokee Casino after 25 years of service. He loved watching his grandchildren play sports and OU Football.He is survived by his children, Thomas Vann and MaRanda Anderson of Vian, Kelly Vann of Vian, Natasha and husband Jon Pegg of Glencoe, Deanna Vann and Tara Vest of Muldrow, Justin Vann of the home, and Hunter Vann also of the home. Sixteen grandchildren, Bodhi and Laken Vann, Tyler and Dylan Vann, Brendon Ferguson, Jayden, Dusty, Ethan, Conner, Levi Mayes, London Parker, Jonathan, Audrey and David Pegg, Cailey and Caden Grinstead; Seven great-grandchildren; siblings, Susie Cherry, Lucy Catcher, Amy Vann, Johnny Vann, Jody Vann, Banan Vann, Jimmy Vann;One uncle, Soldier Vann; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Katie Vann, one brother Watie Vann and ex-wife Linda Greene.Visitation for Mr Vann, with CDC Guidelines concerning social distancing observed, will be held on Thursday, May 28th, from 4-7pm in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel, Forever Memories Funeral Service, 463505 Hwy 101, Sallisaw. Funeral services, following CDC Guidelines, will be held on Friday, May 29th, at 2:00 pm in the Sequoyah Memorial Chapel with interment to follow in the Belfonte Cemetery.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Forever Memories Funeral Service, Sallisaw, OK


15 Responses

  1. Martin was a great friend that I had the pleasure of working with for many years. Praying and thinking of Deanna and Justin and the rest of his family!

  2. Martin was a special man. I am grateful for the time I had with him getting to know him and sharing a cup of coffee together at work. He will be greatly missed. Prayers for the family.

  3. Martin was a joy to work with and he always had a smile and a hug ready for you. I was blessed to have worked many years with him and my sincere condolences to Deanna, Justin, and the rest of the family. Martin will be missed but never forgotten!

  4. I’m so sorry to all the Vann family for your loss Martin was a good person I pray that God has his arms wrapped around you all to keep you comforted. God be with you all.

  5. Prayers and condolences to the family of Martin. We worked together at Cherokee Nation, and made fast friends. He would always have a twinkle in his eyes and a smile that was contagious . Rest, my friend, as you go with the Lord.

  6. Tasha. I am so sorry for this. Martin was a hoot. And alot of fun. If you need anytbjng call me. Love you sister.

  7. Martin was a old friend worked many fun years with him he will be forever remembered. Prayers for the family in this difficult time.

  8. I had the great pleasure of working with Martin. He was a joy to be around. Condolences and prayers to the family.

  9. Our condolences to the family. I met Martin at the casino. Martin always had a smile and was the friendliest person anyone could ask for. Martin will be greatly missed. Prayers for all family.

  10. I have many fond memories of Martin. He always greeted me with a smile, hug and how are you doing today baby. I’m thankful for and will treasure the many talks we had throughout the years. Martin loved all of his family very much. To Justin, Dylan , Hunter, Banan and all other family members, may God wrap his arms of love around and comfort you all.

  11. My memories of Martin are irreplaceable, Martin was a very special man he always made me laugh was fun loving , loved his children and brothers and sisters with all he had! Martin will be deeply missed by many but he will always be in our hearts and minds! Deanna, Justin, Hunter and all the rest of the family my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Martin you are living in Heaven now no more pain no more suffering and no more sorrow! Until we meet again Dance with the Angels!

  12. Sending prayers to the family of Martin Vann. I was so sad to hear the news, as we have worked and became friends over 20 years. Martin was one of those people who left an impression on you. He always had a great work ethic and always was ready to tease you and make you laugh about something. I will always miss his welcoming nature and hugs.

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