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Martin, Michael R.

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June 10, 1951 - June 27, 2014

Martin, Michael R.

Michael Ray Martin 63 of Plano Texas passed away on Friday, June 27, 2014 from complication of diabetes. Mike is survived by his loving sweetheart, Sandra, son Michael Jr and stepsons Stephen Demler, Jed Demler (Heather).  Grandsons  Zayden, Carson, Mason Demler and Cole Mclain.  His mother Betty Barnes Carver and father Ray Martin (Kay), sisters Donna Quintanilla, and Tina Jones (Robert).  Mike is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and many loving family and friends.

Mike was a true Texan and a gentleman in every sense of the word.  He was born in Dallas, Texas and grew up in the Rio Grande Valley.  Mike attended the University of Texas and remained a steadfast Longhorn supporter in the midst of a house full of LSU Tigers.  When health slowed him down he enjoyed time with his family and watching and analyzing baseball was his passion.  The Legacy Mike leaves are his love for his family coupled with the wisdom & knowledge he so willingly shared.  His sons jokingly yet with complete sincerity referred to him as their Yoda.  When any of the family needed a kind word, a lifted spirit, or wisdom beyond his years, Mike was always there to lovingly listen and guide.  He especially enjoyed his talks with his grandson, Zayden.

A celebration of his life will take place on Sunday, July 13th from 2:00pm – 4:00pm at The Brooks on Preston, 7200 Preston Road, Plano, TX 75024.  In lieu of flowers, the family request that contributions be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation – Dallas Chapter.

Mike, a very special man, along with his knowledge was an inspiration to all who knew him and he will be sadly missed. Mike also gave the best directions which leaves us all truly lost.  Until we meet again.

Go rest high Mike

Arrangements are under the direction of

ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
214-306-6700

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Travis Creed

July 10, 2014 7:36PM

Mike: You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. I know your dad was a special guy and the kind of father we all should aspire to be. May he rest in peace while living forever in the precious memories he left behind.


Tim Lottman

July 10, 2014 4:02PM

A huge loss that we don't get graced with his presence anymore but a huge gain that I was able to learn so much about work and life while he was here on Earth. My condolences to his family and friends that were blessed knowing him. He truly was a great person. We'll miss you Senior...until we're all reunited again Rest in Peace.


Mike Davern

July 10, 2014 1:41PM

RIP, Mike, I will miss you and have many thanks and appreciation and remembrances for the friendship we built starting over 20 years ago. You were a Co worker, Boss, Friend and Mentor and role model Dad who i admired. You gave me the flexability through my most challangeing time that allowed me to keep my relationship intact with my then 1 year old son, you were there and the first person who I spoke to about the future Love of My Life, Jeanette , also a dear friend she will miss you as well. My prayers hope and optimisim for all who you loved and who loved you in return. God Bless Dear Friend