Marshall Edward Luna Jr., 62, of Oklahoma City, was called to his heavenly home on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, in McAlester.
His faith and endurance during his struggles of this life are a testimony of God's faithfulness, as we are called to "Fight the good fight... to run the race set before us." so we finally hear the word, "Well done good and faithful servant." He is loved very much and will be greatly missed, until we are reunited again for eternity.
Funeral services were Nov. 27 at the Pathway to Truth Church in Krebs. Services were officiated by the Rev. Jim Harris. Burial followed at Memory Gardens Memorial Park Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Steve Mullins, David Mullins, Kyle Mullins, Kevin Sims, Chris Harris and Brian Williamson.
Honorary pallbearers were Bucky Harp, Al Hayes, George Williamson, John McPhetridge, A.L. Mullins, Johnny Harmon, Bruce Thomas, Randy Harmon, Ted Evicks, Alan Martin, Ronnie Ellis, Earl Shackleford, Micheal Parker, Joe Martin, Ken Teague, Bubba Harris, Randall Weaver, Justin Higgins and the Men of Pathway to Truth Church.
Marshall was born June 1, 1955, to Marshall Edward Sr. and Alice Marie (Nix) Luna. He graduated from Crowder High School and attended EOSC Wilburton and the University of Oklahoma in Norman.
He owned and operated the Speedy Mart in Krebs and worked a number of years for Charles Komar & Sons, BancFirst and the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant. He had been disabled for the past 30 years.
He married Denise Kay (Williams) Luna on Nov. 27, 1976, in McAlester.
Marshall served as a coach for the Boys and Girls club for a number of years and served the youth of Pittsburg County as a member of the free fair board for many, many years. He was awarded the lifetime service award by the Pittsburg County Fair Board.
Marshall and his late wife, Denise, were founding members of the Pathway to Truth Church in Krebs. He served as a board trustee, church pianist and taught teen Sunday School.
They spent their lives sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with young people to further God's Kingdom. Many Lives have been touched because of their service. Marshall was a very gifted pianist and vocalist. He had written over 100 gospel songs, with nine being recorded.
He enjoyed going to Oklahoma University baseball games and sporting events, fishing and spending time with his family, friends and his church family.
He is survived by his son, Eric Lee Luna, of Krebs and Oklahoma City; his dear friend and special "Daughter at Heart", Jessica Lee Martin, of McAlester; sister, Linda Sue Golden and husband, Mike, of Union Town, Kentucky; mother-in-law, Norma Williams, of Ashland; sister-in-law, Diana Ward and husband, Stanley, of McAlester; brother-in-law, Jerry Williams and wife, Cheryl, of Ashland; nieces, Linda Marie Buchanan and husband, Steven, of Bowling Green, Kentucky, Melissa Gardner and husband, Tracy, of Kiowa, and Jennifer Chapman and husband, Chance, of Stuart; nephews, Carl Ray Robinson and wife, Amy, of Henderson, Kentucky, Jason Ward and wife, Jill, of Kiowa, Randy Williams and wife, Deanna, of McAlester, and Josh Williams and wife, Amy, of Wewoka; aunts, Nora Shackleford, of Savanna, Wilma Ricketts, of Harrisburg, Illinois, and Shirley Bates and husband, Dail, of Tuttle, and uncle, David Nix, of Wilburton. Cousin and "Brother at Heart", Jerry Wayne and Marilyn Lee, of McAlester (with whom he'd lived), and Shonda Lee-Wilson and husband, Brian, of Edmond; numerous great-nieces and great-nephew; his wonderful physician for over 30 years, Dr. Kenneth Miller; Dear Friends and "Family at Heart", The David Martin Family, Louise Everett, The Chris Harris Family, and the Grand Dog, Panzer Boomer Sooner.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Denise Kay Williams-Luna; parents, Marshall Edward Sr. and Alice Luna; sisters, Patricia Ann Luna and Brenda Kay Luna; brothers at heart, Richard Lee and Billy Lee; maternal grandparents, Rufus and Edith Nix; paternal grandparents, James William and Ola Mae Luna; his very "special", Aunt Flossie Brooks, and beloved father-in-law, Doyle Williams.
In Lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to the Pathway of Truth Church, 324 S.E. Monroe, Krebs, OK, 74544.
Published on November 28, 2017