Martin Otto Nere died January 12, 2016 at the age of 70 years 2 months 12 days. Funeral Services are scheduled for 10:00 AM, Saturday, January 16, 2016 at Wadley's Funeral Chapel under the care of Wadley's Funeral Service.
Martin was born on October 31, 1945 to William and Orrie (Ream) Nere in Everett, Washington. He was raised and attended Sunnyside High School in Sunnyside, Washington. In 1965, the family then moved to Enid, Oklahoma, where Martin met and married Karen Foote. Martin worked for Brother Carlie Foote, who taught him how to paint. In 1967, he went out on his own. The couple moved to Oklahoma City and had their first son, Marty. Then moved to Prosser, Washington and had their second son, Timothy. In 1997, they moved back to Oklahoma. Martin retired in 2003 from Painting. He loved cruising, doing yard work, going to flea markets, second hand stores and antique malls. Martin loved to buy new pickups every other year and watch football. He was a Seattle Sea Hawks and OU Sooners fan. Martin enjoyed collecting Coke memorabilia. Martin was a member of The General Assembly and Church of the First Born in Lexington, Oklahoma.
Martin is preceded in death by his parents, Bill and Orrie Nere, siblings, Edward Nere, Ralph Nere, Wanda Turner and Gene Nere. Survivors include his wife, Karen of the home; sons, Marty Nere and wife, Shelly of Lexington, Timothy Nere of Lexington; grandchildren, Jessica and husband, Steven, Brent, Marcus, Tanner, Brad and wife, Mae, Emily, Caitlyn; great grandchildren, Roxanna, Leo, Embry, Layla, Jace and many other relatives and friends.