Henry Dale Martin
Henry Dale Martin
  • August 17, 1946 - February 1, 2017
  • Coppell, Texas

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Henry Dale Martin JR. Ph, D. , 70, died peacefully in his sleep February 1st, 2017 at his home in Coppell following a long battle with diabetes. Hank was born in Woodward Oklahoma to H. Dale Martin and Ella LoDema Taylor Martin August 17, 1946. When Hank was 2 they moved to Wewoka, Oklhoma where the family resided till Hank was out of high school. Growing up he was involved in baseball and band. He was proud of becoming an Eagle Scout at the age of 15. His senior year of high school he was chosen to be the head drum major taking the marching band to state and winning the top outstanding band in their class. Upon graduating from Wewoka High School in 1963 he was name outstanding Senior Boy. Hank went on to College at Oklahoma City University and graduated from Kansas University in 1968 with a BS degree. He then traveled to Iowa and graduated with a Master's degree in mathmatics. He earned a PH D in insurance from Wharton School of Business. After teaching for 10 years in Cincinnati he moved to Louisville, KY where he met his wife and where his son Alex was born. Soon after the family moved to Texas where he would teach insurance at UNT for a few years before beginning his family owned independent insurance agency serving clients all over the state of Texas.

He leaves his wife of 28 years, June Marie Martin, son Alexander Martin, and his sister Marilyn Kanoski as well as his nieces Elizabeth and Katherine and their children Emma, Harper, Addison and Sophia.

He is preceded in death by mother Ella LoDema Taylor Martin, father H. Dale Martin and step-father J.A..

A prayer service will be held starting at 2pm on Sunday, Feb 5th at the Rolling Oaks Memorial Center followed by visitation until 4pm. The funeral will be held at 2pm, Feb 6th at St Ann's Catholic Church in Coppell, Texas in the main sanctuary with a reception to be followed by graveside burial at Rolling Oaks Memorial Center.