On November 18, 1980 a precious baby boy was born to Donna Martin and Leonard Goudeau with the help of a family friend they named him Tyson Lavon. Tyson got baptized at an early age. He attended Checotah Public Schools. Tyson later moved to Savannah, Georgia and made it home for several years. He married Meredith. He worked at The Vet and he loved his job but playing semi-pro football was his favorite. His marriage dissolved after eight years but they continue to be friends. Tyson was a true OU fan to the heart any sport that had to do with OU Sooners it was his team his favorite words were Boomer Sooner! Tyson battled with his sickness for years on August 25, 2020 it caught him by surprise.
His love ones that were waiting on him are grandparents, Frank (Bay) and Nellie, Rosie and Fred; three aunts, Barbara, Gwen, and Monica; one brother, Jason, and three cousins, Theus, De’Onte’, and Damion. The ones left to cherish and carry his memories are three daughters, Erin, Kerri, and Mills; one son, Tre; mother, Donna; his padre’ Ervin; father, Leonard; two sisters, Shavondah (Brandon) and Shellay; four aunts, Wannetta, Rosemary (Rob), Pamela (Deno) and Tammy; four uncles, Joseph (Jackie), Manuel (Julie), June (Carla), and Todd (Angie) and plenty of nieces and nephews. He was Uncle Tyson to all, cousins that was more like brothers and sisters, great aunts and uncles and a caravan of friends that loved him dearly.
“I’m a Sooner born and Sooner bred and when I die, I’ll be Sooner dead!”
I Tyson Martin wanna thank Coco, Rebecca, Chelsea, Robin, Amanda, Brea, De’Asia (AKA) brightest chick I ever ran across, Sheila, and Cheree for being there when I needed yall the most. I appreciate each one of yall for trying to take care of me.
To my uncles and aunties that’s more like my sisters and brothers (sometimes). Thank yall for the caring and love yall gave me. Thanks for being there for me cause yall is the ones that raised me I love everyone of yall.
Aunt Boots, thank you for always being in my life from when you was a kid up until I almost lost my life. You meant so much to me more than you ever knew. You was a mother to me I appreciated all you did for me, you took time from your life to be there for me.
Padre’ (Erwin) thanks for being there for me, you was a man that stood by me like a father.
“Words form Tyson 2019”
Viewing will be Friday at Checotah Funeral & Cremation Service. Graveside services will be at Huttonville Cemetery in McIntosh County nine miles west of Eufaula, OK..
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