MARTIN MARVIN ESLINGER – formerly of Nevada for over 60 years, will celebrate his 100th birthday with a party to begin at 3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 19, at Via Christi Retirement Village, Ponca City, OK. A note of a memory of Martin would be welcomed by sending to Martin Eslinger and Karen Cripps 1467 S McCord Rd, Ponca City, OK 76404.
Born Nov. 30, 1912, in Vernon County, he was known around Montevallo as Deck. A 1931 graduate of Nevada High School, he taught school for eight years. He then worked at Ellis Music Store and Consolidated Vultee Air Craft Corporation on the B24 in San Diego, CA. He retired after nearly 25 years as a Sears Service Technician, started Eslinger Gardens and was an active member of Pine Street Baptist Church for 60 years. Martin and Mildred Smith were married for 70 years and have two daughters, three grandchildren and three great-granddaughters.