The Norman Transcript

December 20, 2013

Lavaughn Martin

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Lavaughn Martin, 85, of Moore, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at his home. Lavaughn was born Jan. 2, 1928, in Tulsa to J.O. and Villa (Melson) Martin. He was a proud Tulsan, only moving to Moore the last two years of his life.

He graduated from Tulsa Central High School and the University of Oklahoma with an architectural degree. His college career was interrupted with honorable service to his country in the U.S. Army. After college, he returned to Tulsa and took up his life-long career in architecture.

While attending First Baptist Church of Tulsa, he met his future bride, Phyllis Penland Martin. They married on Feb. 5, 1965. He loved the Lord, his family and OU. He was a faithful member of FBC Tulsa, devoted to his family in heart and soul and veraciously followed everything OU.

He was preceded in death by his parents, J.O and Villa Martin; brother, O.C. Martin; and sister, Mildred Jean Tisher.

He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Martin; daughter, Valerie Wohlschlegel and husband Justin of Council Grove, Kan.; daughter, Melissa Starnes and husband Robert of Frisco, Texas; and son, Scott Martin and wife Angie of Norman. Lavaughn is also survived by grandchildren Zak Wohlschlegel, Grace Wohlschlegel, Joshua Starnes, Jacob Starnes, Luke Martin, Blake Martin and Gentry Martin.

Memorial services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Havenbrook Funeral Home, 3401 Havenbrook St. in Norman.

Lavaughn and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

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