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Marvin Ward Hembree

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Marvin Ward Hembree

Marvin Ward Hembree, born December 30th, 1955 at Blackwell Hospital and passed at home September 8th, 2023. He was a fourth generation farmer who carried on the Hembree tradition in Oklahoma since 1893. Marvin was the youngest of four children, born to Eddie and Wilma (Miller) Hembree. He went to union school and Tonkawa High School. He was very mechanically inclined and loved cars. His talent carried him on too many jobs, including M&R Services, Bowker Ford, Evans & Associates as well as Hembree Spraying Services. Marvin married Ruth Anne Welch July 8th, 1989 and continued farming while raising two sons Michael Adam Stanley and Joel Dylan Hembree as well as his grandson Ryder Allen Hembree. Marvin enjoyed helping others and his positive outlook on life will always be remembered and cherished by his family and many friends.

Marvin is survived by his wife Ruth, sons Adam and Joel (Markie Burgess), grandchildren Ryder, Ashtin, Joelie and Rutland as well as his brother Taylor Hembree and wife Janie, Sister Janene Daily and husband David and his beloved cat. Marvin was preceded in death by his father Eddie, mother Wilma, and brother David.

Marvin’s celebration of life will be Sunday, September 17th at Hideaway Bar & Grill of Tonkawa, from 2:00pm – 10:00pm. Food and music will be provided.