Horace Henry Martin

April 27, 1926October 22, 2018
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Henry was born April 27, 1926 in Breckenridge to James and Nettie Martin. He was a dedicated Christian and faithful to his church and God. He married his first wife Lawana Hill on January 19, 1945 they shared 571/2 years of marriage. He married his second wife Pat Hill Stewart on August 10, 2003. He was the glue that kept his family together. Over the years he was a Deacon, Trustee and a song leader along with working with the bus ministry for his church. He enjoyed going camping and fishing he always enjoyed a good fish fry at the lake! He worked as a superintendent for Novak Construction in Amarillo for 37 years, as a superintendent for L.A. Fuller and Sons Construction for 13 years. He retired in 2001 at the age of 74. He was a workaholic and high energy who was always busy with some kind of project. He ran a pumpkin patch on the Western Plaza parking lot for twelve years with his family; he loved helping kids pick out their pumpkins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Lawana; a son Thomas Henry Martin; sister Jewel Noggle, and two brothers Ernest and Sam Martin.

He is survived by his wife Pat; daughter Joanna Dennis and husband Chess of Amarillo, grandson Tomas Kevin Martin of Amarillo. granddaughter Crystal Oren and husband Greg two great granddaughters Madison and Lilly of Erik OK. A granddaughter Alice Mize and husband Sean, granddaughter Elliana Mize and two great grandsons Jeremiah Henry Mize and Ezekiel Thomas Mize of Edmond OK. Four stepdaughters Brenda Parker, Linda Richey, Cindy Rankin and husband Scott , Norma Dees and husband Larry all of Tulsa, OK. Seven step grandchildren and eight step great grandchildren from Oklahoma, Arkansas and Arizona.


  • Pat Hill Stewart Martin, Wife
  • Joanna Dennis, Daughter
  • Chess Dennis, Son-in-law
  • Thomas Kevin Martin, Grandson
  • Crystal Oren, Granddaughter
  • Greg Oren, Grandson-in-law
  • Madison and Lilly, Great-granddaughters
  • Alice Mize, Granddaughter
  • Sean Mize, Grandson-in-law
  • Elliana Mize, Granddaughter
  • Jeremiah Henry Mize, Great Grandson
  • Ezekiel Thomas Mize, Great Grandson
  • Brenda Parker, Stepdaughter
  • Linda Richey, Stepdaughter
  • Cindy Rankin, Stepdaughter
  • Scott Rankin, Stepson-in-law
  • Norma Dees, Stepdaughter
  • Larry Dees, Stepson-in-law
  • Horace was preceded in death by his parents, James and Nettie Martin; his first wife Lawana Hill Martin; a son Thomas Henry Martin; sister Jewel Noggle, and two brothers Ernest and Sam Martin.
    He leaves many friends and family members behind to cherish his memory including seven step grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren.


  • Visitation Thursday, October 25, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, October 26, 2018
  • Interment Friday, October 26, 2018

Horace Henry Martin

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Alice Mize

December 22, 2018

Alice Mize: October 27 ·

This has been a pretty tough week for my family and myself. I’m sure you all remember my postings about my Amarillo trips and my Grandfather over the years. On Monday that sweet man stepped into the arms of Jesus. He was 92 and built such a legacy while positively impacting those around him, especially me. He had a gentle but FIRM spirit and was a bit of a control freak, like me...I loved that about him though, he was a leader that I looked up to. He was my spiritual leader that laid the foundation of my faith along with my grandmother. Leading the singing at church is one of my favorite memories of him and singing those “old school” hymns that I continue to sing to my kids every night. I’m so lucky to have had him in my life for so many years. I’m thankful for the years my kids were able to spend with him. He got to meet and hold each one of my kids and I will forever cherish those memories. My heart is heavy and the waves of emotions have been hard to swallow. As I sat alone today in the swing he built overlooking his property I was flooded with the countless times I just sat there watching him work. I sat there as a child, a teenager, a college student, a girlfriend, a wife, a mother of 1, mother of 2, mother of 3, and now a grieving granddaughter. Swinging there today was different, he wasn’t there mowing, working cattle, or watering the grass but he will forever be in my heart and I will never forget the man of God he was.

shelly folsom

October 31, 2018

My story with the Martins' didn't start until about 1995. Joanna is married to my cousin so therefore my family were instantly adopted ! Both Henry and Lawanna were giving, kind and loving people and they were just what we needed and didn't even know it. They supported us emotionally and even took us on their family vacations!! Now that is something to say when you have 2 teenage girls !!! He never had a harsh word about anyone. He adores his daughter and she was the light of his life, and she of him. Him departing us to go be with the love of his life is sad for us here on earth but happy for all who were waiting on him in Heaven.


Crystal Martin Oren

October 27, 2018

I wanted to share this at the funeral but I have horrible stage fright, but I'm glad I can share it here. My pawpaw was a great man but he was also awnry. Lol Him and I would wrestle until we both were red in the face and sides were hurting cause we would laugh so hard. He was always the one to start it by the way. Lol I'm a tomboy and pawpaw loved that about me. I would get down and dirty with him in whatever he was doing. But I loved our wrestling matches and will miss them. I also loved our fishing trips we would go on. There was one time we were at Fort Cobb with all the family.. My brother in law , Sean, and I were catching fish left and right. I swear we caught over 20. Pawpaw and Uncle Chess were cleaning them. Pawpaw looked at me and said ok Crystal Ann it's time to stop catching those fish before I start making you clean them and he giggled and said I think you just out fished me this trip. Because of him this gal can take her own kids and teach them how to tie the perfect knot in that fishing line and how to jug line fish. I will miss him with all my heart but I know I will see him one day again.

Vicky Palacio Tunnell

October 26, 2018

Henry was a great man. I worked for A-1 Rentals for many years and Henry was a customer of ours. I will never forget Henry. He was one of the kindest men that I have ever known. I am glad to have had the privilege to know Henry. So very sorry for your loss. Thank God we have the comfort of knowing that we will meet him again.

Becky Loveless

October 26, 2018

I always make homemade dinner rolls for fellowship dinner at church. Bro. Henry always aggravated me by saying they were biscuits. One night I asked him if he knew what I brought and he said, I smell them, you brought biscuits. I was ready this time and whipped out a dog biscuit and told him, here is your biscuit. He snatched it out of my hand and put it in his shirt pocket and as he walked away laughing, said my dog will like this one. I will miss him. R.I.P. Bro. Henry. You were loved by many.

Shonda Williams

October 25, 2018

This photo of my daughter Shelby &
Henry was take at church camp. He always had a kind word and hug for her and even sang some church special with her. We just adore him and will miss him dearly.

Kandy Mize

October 25, 2018

Love and prayers for all of you during this very sad time, may God wrap his arms around you and give you the comfort that only he can give. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Matthew 5:4" Love you, Steve and Kandy Mize

Kitty Novak Burton

October 25, 2018

My dad loved Henry, truly loved him. Henry was a good man, the best!