Michael Lynn Martin, 53, of Red Oak passed away suddenly in a automobile accident Saturday evening, May 7, 2011 in Red Oak. He was born to the late Clarence G. Martin and to Mary Evans on April 21, 1958, in Muncie, Ind.

Mike enjoyed refinishing wood and loved antiques. He enjoyed landscaping, working with stone and collecting knives. He loved spending time with his family and will be missed by so many who knew him and loved him.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Elizabeth Martin of Red Oak; his daughter, Ashley Paige Shelton and her husband, Gary of Dallas; his son, SPC Kyle William Martin and his fiancÚ, Amber Lucente of Ft. Hood; his mother, Mary Evans of Muncie, Ind.; his brothers, David Martin of Muncie, Ind., and Kelley Martin and his wife, Sally of Muncie, Ind.; two nieces, Mary Jane Martin and Nicole Martin; and his nephew, Derek Martin.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clarence G. Martin; and his daughter, Lindsey Martin.

Services to celebrate his life are scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, May 13, 2011, at Pat Boze Memorial Chapel of Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie. Interment will follow at Red Oak Cemetery.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Wayne Boze Funeral Home, Waxahachie