The Moore American

January 1, 2014

Lavaughn Martin


The Moore American

MOORE — 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 lifelong 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 were Saturday, Dec. 21, at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

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

Norman Transcript, Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2013