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Obituary For

Marty Dirkes

06/05/1967 - 01/02/2018

Marty Dirkes went to be with his heavenly father on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.  A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 13, 2018 in the Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel.  Marty was born in San Diego, CA on June 5, 1967, and the family moved to Dewey in 1967.  He graduated from Ramona High School.   During his high school years, he played football and kickboxed.  He loved a good fight and was a fighter until the end in his battle with cancer.  Marty could drive any machine, but his love was a black Peterbilt. In his career, he was a truck driver, mechanic and owned a truck parts store called Keep Truckn’.  He was a singer, songwriter and bass guitar player with the band “West Haven”.  He loved to fish with his fiancée and friends at Grand Lake and in the last couple of years he was learning to play golf and travel. Marty was a great dad and helped raise many children into amazing adults.  Martin was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Dirkes.  He is survived by his fiancée, Terri, his mother, Janice, daughter, Ashley, 3 sisters and their families, Cindy, Pam and Jani and numerous other loved ones and friends.    A “Keep On Truckn” Celebration of Life service will be held at Walker Brown Funeral Home at 4pm, Saturday, January 13, 2018. If you wish to remember Marty in a special way make gifts in his memory to the American Red Cross, 601 SW Jennings Ave, Bartlesville, OK  74003  or the Washington County SPCA, 16620 State Highway 123, Bartlesville, OK  74003. 




Reverend Bobby Lipscomb


01/13/2018 10:00 pm
MEMORIAL SERVICE -- Walker-Brown Funeral Home Chapel
4201 E. Nowata Rd.
Bartlesville OK 74006


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  • Posted by Amy Borg from Bartlesville, Oklahoma
    Thinking of all of you during this time. Love, prayers and hugs.
    01/12/2018 at 05:37pm
  • Posted by Linda Inda from Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Marty’s love was a gift to the world and he was gifted with an amazing family who couldn’t have loved him more. To know Marty was to love him and the big circle of that love stretches far beyond those who gather today to celebrate him with your precious presence. Our hearts are with you now and forever, honoring him and you who are there to comfort and console each other in the darkness of the loss of his presence on the earth he loved with tenderness and passion . “ only the gold remains”..that love shines brighter than the deepest darkness ..with love and deepest sympathy, Linda and family
    01/13/2018 at 07:48pm
  • Posted by Bryce inda from Brandon, Florida
    Reflecting on the time I spent with Marty recently. He was a loving sincere cousin, whom I wish I had more time to spend with. I could have learned so much more from him. My thoughts and prayers to all of my warm family that surrounded him. Thank you Pam and Aunt Janice for the overwhelming heart and support you gave so unselfishly. Love you Marty, Bryce Inda
    01/13/2018 at 09:36pm