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Obituary for Jake Martin

Jake Martin

HOWE – Jacob “Jake” Lee Martin, 20, of Howe, was born July 20, 2000 in Texarkana, Texas to Joseph and Tracy Martin.  He went home to be with the Lord on May 3, 2021 in Hodgen.

Funeral service is 2 p.m., Friday at the New Beginning Family Ministry Church in Poteau with Joseph Martin officiating. Burial will follow in Shady Point Cemetery, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.

Anyone that knew Jacob loved him. His laugh was contagious and will forever be etched in the minds of his family and friends. He had the biggest heart and was always drawn to people that others would cast aside. As one friend said of him, “Jake always wanted to help others but was lost how to help himself.” He was so loved by so many. His heart experienced a lot of pain in this life but we believe he is resting in the arms of Jesus now, free from pain and sorrow. He will forever be loved and missed by his family and friends.

Survivors are his parents Tracy and Joseph Martin of Mustang; his biological mother, Stephanie Johnson; three sisters Brittney Martin of Lowell, Arkansas, Tabitha Garcia and Alaina; seven brothers Justin Battin of Panama, Tayler Martin of Lowell, Arkansas, Zachary Ward of Fort Smith, Arkansas, John Martin of Mustang, Jace Martin of Mustang, Joseph Woisard and Dillion; nine nieces and three nephews; numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and a host of many friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather; James Leland Johnson.

Viewing is from noon to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m. until noon Friday. The family will have visitation with friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Pallbearers are Travis Sprabery, JJ Montgomery, Brett Fry, Daniel Naylor, Tayler Martin and Joe Martin.

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