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Robert Martin, Sr. “Hozok” of Ponca City, Oklahoma, left this world on May 22, 2022 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma at Integris Baptist Hospital surrounded by his family. He was 65 years young. He entered this gracious world on February 25, 1957. He resided in Ponca City with his beloved wife LouAnn Biggoose Martin, where they began their family of two sons and two daughters, all of the home. Robert was born to the late Tony Martin and Esther (Little) Martin of Wewoka, Oklahoma. He attended the Chilocco Indian School and proceeded on to college at NOC in Tonkawa. Robert was a proud member of the Seminole Nation and a clans member of the Bird Clan.
His hobbies were enjoying the company of family, his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Robert also enjoyed beading, and watching OU Football and NBA games. He also loved to cook for his family. His main enjoyment in life was to be surrounded by all his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by the love of his life, LouAnn Biggoose Martin of 46 years, his beloved cherished children Roberta LaRue Martin and Steven Gomez Sr. of Ponca City, son Robert Martin, Jr. of Ponca City, daughter Rachelle Lee Martin DeRoin and late husband Mitchell Reed DeRoin, Sr. of Ponca City, son Leonard Anthony LeClair and wife Tera Cain, both of Ponca City. Robert was blessed with 23 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents Tony and Esther, three brothers, and one sister.
Wake services will be Tuesday, May 24, 2022, 7 p.m. at the Ponca Indian United Methodist Church. Traditional noon feast will be on May 25, 2022 with funeral services following at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jim White officiating. Burial will follow immediately after at the Ponca Indian Cemetery.
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Central time)
Ponca Indian Methodist Church
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