Melvin Louis Martin was born on October 15, 1942, in Pine Ridge, S.D., to Roy S. Martin and Cecelia (Moose) Martin. Melvin, 76, of Pine Ridge, passed away on May 26, 2019, at the Gordon Memorial Hospital in Gordon, NE.
Melvin is survived by his wife of 29 years, Melody A. Martin of Pine Ridge, SD; sons, Melvin Martin-Adams of Parker, AZ, and James Martin-Adams of Wounded Knee, SD; adopted son, Dontrel Martin of Pine Ridge, SD; sisters, Lema Martin of Pine Ridge, SD and Carmen Vegas of Nevada; brothers, Tony Martin of Porcupine, SD, Manuel Martin of Denver, CO, David Martin of Red Shirt Table, SD, Michael Tyon of Pine Ridge, SD, and Roger Martin of Sioux Falls, SD; grandchildren, RaeDawn Tuttle, Juno Raychel Twiss-Martin; Roy Sam Martin, and Carly Martin; great grandchildren, Arianna, Amiyah, Drelyn, Arlen, Jr., and Paul Catches III.
Melvin was preceded in death by his parents, Roy S. Martin and Cecelia (Moose) Martin; sister, Yvonne J. Martin; daughter, Melanie C. Martin; and son, Richard L. Martin-Adams.
Pallbearers will be Larry Martin, Darrell Martin, Jr., Leon Martin, Vince Martin, Albert Brave, Jr., Cory Kootswatewa, Poncho Apple, and Francis Martin.
Wake Services: One night wake service starting at 2:00 PM, Friday, May 31, 2019 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD with evening services starting at 7:00 PM.
Funeral Services: 1:00 PM, Saturday, June 1, 2019 at the Billy Mills Hall in Pine Ridge, SD
Officiating: Mother Rhoda Mesteth and Father Ed Hunt
Traditional Lakota Services: Mr. Richard Broken Nose
Burial Services: Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery, Slim Buttes, SD
Arrangements entrusted with Sioux Funeral Home of Pine Ridge, SD