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Danny Joe Martin Sr.

Funeral Mass for Danny Joe Martin Sr., 62, Lawton, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church with the Rev. Brian Buettner, pastor, officiating.

Mr. Martin died Saturday, May 12, 2018 in Lawton.  

Burial with military honors will be in Highland Cemetery under direction of Becker-Rabon Funeral Home.

A rosary will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2018, at the funeral home.

He was born in Bethany, on Aug. 3, 1955, to Joe Dean and Eva Joan (Benham) Martin. He graduated from Hinton High School in 1974. Following high school Danny joined the Navy in San Diego, Calif., and was in the Navy from 1975-1979 mainly serving aboard the USS Cayuga as a shipboard firefighter. While in the Navy, Danny married Aurora Agulair on April 29, 1976, at the Subic Bay Naval Base in Zambales, Phillipines. They were married for 41 years. Following his naval service, Danny served as a police officer in Hinton from 1979-1980. He then joined the Army and served as a military policeman for 13 years and four months. His service took him to New York, Germany, and Lawton where he was honorably discharged in 1994. His military awards include the Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Army and Navy Good Conduct Medals, Overseas Service Ribbon-3 and a Mechanic Badge with wheel. Danny loved his family very much and enjoyed pretty much anything outdoors, fishing, hunting and riding motorcycles. He also loved helping others and socializing.

Danny is survived by his wife, of the home; a son, Raymond Martin, Lawton; two grandchildren, Anthony Willingham, of Michigan, and Zolan Martin, Lawton; a sister-in-law, Kim Martin, Hinton; two nieces, Taylor Martin, Norman, and Megan Townsend and her husband Ricky, Norman; two nephews, Kenan Mogg and wife Kali, Mustang, and Kylan Mogg, Hinton; an uncle and aunt, Jim Benham and wife Mary, El Reno.    

Danny was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Daniel Joe Martin Jr.; and brothers, Benny Martin, Rusty Martin and Gary Dean Martin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 12 SW 7th Street, Lawton, Oklahoma 73501.

An online guestbook and sympathy cards are available at

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