Melvin Martin

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  1. Deborah Cheater

    I am so sad to hear of your loss. We will be praying for you in the weeks and months to come. We are here for you if you need anything. Heaven gained a wonderful man.

  2. Susan Tounzen

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Mr. Martin was a wonderful teacher. I learned so much from his class.

  3. Elyse McMahon Bartee

    Brenda and family – my heart breaks in the loss of such an awesome man. He was a wonderful teacher and an example to all he taught. My thoughts and prayers are with you in your loss. I pray that you will look to the Lord for strength and guidance in the days that lie ahead. We love you all.

  4. Gaylene sanders hines

    Mrs martin im so sorry for your loss God Bless Your Family

  5. Henrietta Dreadfulwater

    I am sorry for your loss. He was a wonderfull and entertaining teacher. He helped me find my love for numbers. He will always be remembered. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Dixie Tyler

    I’m heartbroken to hear of Mel’s passing. We knew he was ill but didn’t know how ill he was. If we had known we would have tried to be of some assistance to the family. We loved this sweet Christian man. He was an asset to our Gideon ministry and a wonderful friend.. Brenda, if we can help in anyway, please let us know. We love you and pray God is walking with you and comforting you.

  7. Emmett Tyler

    I remember when I met Mel and Brenda for the first time and I enjoyed having many Gideon meetings and meals together. He was our Chaplin for three years and did a great job. He was a great example of what a Christian should be. I really loved his closing prayers, sometimes I wished I could have copyrighted them. These are memorable to me. Brenda, we are praying for God to be at your side all of the way through this time in your life, if you need anything, please don’t hesitate to let us know. Love you always

  8. Cliff Eppler

    So sorry for your loss. Great man and great teacher.

  9. Becky Ballinger

    Mr. Martin was not only a wonderful teacher but a outstanding human being. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  10. Terry and LaFonda (Farmer) Haws

    Brenda and family, We just wanted to says few words about Mel. He was always so friendly and such a genuine person. Terry says Mel made him an honorary member of the Maverick Sunday School class. ???? Terry thought that was so neat and so did I considering daddy, Grady Farmer, was a member of that same Sunday school class. Mel was a wonderful Christian man. I’m sure he’s enjoying his new home in Heaven. Love ya, Terry and Fonda ????????????????????????????????

  11. Shannon (McDaniel) Banschbach - Class of 1993

    So sorry to hear of Mr. Martin’s passing. He was one of my favorite teachers in school and left a memorable impression in my life. Thank you for teaching me your wisdom and shaping me into the adult I am today. You will be greatly missed by all the lives you touched. Prayers for Mrs. Martin and family.

  12. Casey Woodward McEver

    Prayers for you and your family Mrs. Martin. Mr. Martin is the reason I am an Algebra teacher today! Him and you both were some of the best memories I have from school and you impacted my life in such positive ways!

  13. Hazel Remy

    Brenda, so sad to hear about Mel. May God be with you and your family.

  14. Sharon Rhodes and Family

    So sorry to hear of Mel’s passing. We had a lot of good times when our kids were growing up and I had so much fun working with Mel at Middle School. Mom will be 91 the 20th of this month and not sure about getting her out in this weather but she just loved Mel and your family. We will be praying for you all and if there is ever anything we can do to help don’t hesitate to call.

  15. Hixon Family

    Mrs. Martin and Family,We are saddened to learn of the passing Mr. Martin. He was a great teacher and made me a better student, and teacher. God’s Blessing to the your family.

  16. Becky Randolph

    I had the privilege of teaching my first year with Mr. Martin. He was such a respected gentleman. He did however kinda scare me???? But the kids he taught back in my day learned what the word "respect" meant. That is something I have carried out in my adult life. Thank You Mr. Martin???? Prayers for you Brenda and your girls.

  17. Cristie (Osburn) Ellis

    I am so sorry for your loss. Me Martin taught me more about myself than algebra and things that I have always cherished. I’m sure you’ll hear numerous stories of what a great man he was. Cherish each of them and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that he meant so much to so many.

  18. Tamara Hawley Broooks & Guy Stiglets

    So sorry to hear of your loss… Mr. Martin was a wonderful teacher and friend. many prayers going up for all of you…

  19. Jim Philpot

    R.I.P Mr Martin you will be truly missed .Class of 78 prayers for the family

  20. Lisa Pratt

    Sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful teacher.

  21. Jodie Reamy Pack

    Mr. Martin was my favorite teacher ever. He taught me more than just algebra. He was an amazing man. I’m so honored to have had him as a teacher. He will be greatly missed.

  22. Shamron Jacobs Zoellner

    I’m so sorry to hear about Mr. Martin’s passing. He was such a great teacher and wonderful man and he will be very missed. Your family is in our prayers.

  23. Laura Barnes

    So sorry for your loss he was a good christian man may god give you comfort in this journey. My prayers are with you Mrs. Martin and family

  24. Kenny Benge

    Sincere condolences. I am so privileged to have M2 for 8th grade algebra. He was truly a wonderful person, and an incredible teacher who will never be forgotten.

  25. Donna Ann Guthrie-Hayes

    I am sorry to hear of Mr. Martin’s passing. It was hard in his class but I enjoyed it a lot. He was one of my favorite teachers, and he will be sorely missed by everyone. Lots of prayers for you Mrs. Martin and your children. The two of you will also be in my heart.

  26. Becky Toney

    I’m so sorry. He was one of my favorite teachers. I learned so much from him! He and Mrs.Martin were the most caring people and touched a lot of lives!

  27. Paul Slater

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss, Mrs. Martin and family. Mel was a great teacher and an even better Christian man. My thoughts and prayers are with you for peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  28. Bryan Warner

    One of the best men that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting. More importantly, he taught me about life and how important the choices we make today are to the integrity of our future. This man instilled algebra skills in me, that I pass on daily to my students. Brenda, I am sorry for your families loss.

  29. Brett Vann

    Loved Mr. Martin. He was a great teacher. He made you want to learn. I’ve tried to teach others to seperate their bears and their sheep with the fence=. Folks always caught on. Fine man, love Reagan ,Brenda and Holly. No one like this Christian Teacher.

  30. Lisa Blaylock

    So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers to you.

  31. Cindy Welch

    So sorry for your loss, praying for God’s love to comfort you and the girls. Mr. Martin was my favorite teacher.

  32. Becky Partain

    Mr. Martin was one of my favorite teachers. He was so kind but everyone knew he meant business. I was never a math whiz, but he never made me feel stupid- he just ion his matter of fact way gave me confidence. Both Mr and Mrs. Martin will always hold a special place in my heart. I’m so sorry for your loss because a guy like that is impossible to replace.

  33. Melodee (Berryman) Papke

    Mr. Martin was one of my all time favorite teachers. So stern and loving at the same time. I am so sorry for your family’s loss. Praying for peace in this difficult time.

  34. Anonymous

    My thoughts and prayers are with you

  35. Diana Foutch

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I will never forget how he signed his name….MM2. GOD bless your family. Much loveDiana

  36. Rae Jean Osborn

    So sorry I didn’t know this sooner. I love Brenda and had so much fun working with the girls.I send lots of love and prayers for this great family…<3

  37. Rob Gustafson

    Wow! This one hit home for me! What an amazing mathematics teacher Mr. Mel Martin was. Also, really enjoyed talking to his wife, Mrs Brenda Martin, who was a counselor at Tommie Spear Junior High. I also got to know his two daughters, Simone & Reagan in high school.Praying for Brenda and her two daughters and the entire family during this loss! What an amazing man and a huge influence on my life.Thank you for all you did Mr. Martin to mold me into the guy I am!

  38. Angela Ross Morrow

    Sorry for your loss. He was an awesome teacher. He took time to know his students.

  39. Kelli Erwin Timmerman

    Clint and I send our love. All of you were a big part of our life. May you feel God’s blessings and know so many love you.

  40. Janniece Akins Johnson

    Sorry to hear of your loss…he was a great teacher…I will never forget M2

  41. Susan Humphrey Evans

    To All:I understand your loss as I lost my Dad 2 months ago…you are in my prayers.

  42. Vicki Browning Scherer

    I am so sorry Brenda. Mom called me last night and told me. I have wonderful memories of your girls visiting my Sunday school class when they were little. I will be thinking of you

  43. Janet Johnson

    Brenda – I am so sorry for the loss of your dear husband. The March of Dimes annual events will not be the same without him, especially the auctions. Your husband was such a dear man and he will be sorely missed. May God be with you and yours, especially during this holiday season.

  44. Daniel Wolbert

    RIP M^2

  45. Cheri Bagley Leake

    Dear Brenda, Samone, Raegan, and families, I am so sorry for your loss. Mel was a FABULOUS teacher. Math makes the world go round and he gave us a foundation to build on. I’ve met many math instructors, but few math teachers. Bless you all.

  46. Ann Corwin Caffey

    Brenda, I just saw this notice. I am so sorry for you and your sweet girls. Mr Martin was a wonderful man and an exceptional educator. My heart hurts for you yet rejoices for him. May the peace that passes all understanding surround you and your home. Much love and prayers.

  47. Susan Thompson Landers

    Brenda, a big, tight hug to you and Simone and Reagan. It has been so many years, but I have not forgotten your fine family. Mr. Martin was such a handsome man, always so strong and confident. Today I read this quote: Grief is the price we pay for love. I know you wouldn’t trade a minute of the years of loving him and being loved by him. Blessings to you all. Susan

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