The picturesque city of Durant, Oklahoma is located just across the North Texas border, some 80 miles from Dallas, Texas. The funeral directors who work with Martin Oaks have been serving the families of Durant, Oklahoma for over three decades. 80 miles is well within the service area of Martin Oaks Cemetery & Crematory.
The history of Durant, Oklahoma is fascinating. It is named after Dixon Durant, who came to the area while on the journey up the Trail of Tears. A minister and leader, Durant came to this region with his father, Pierre, and three brothers.
Throughout its history, Durant, Oklahoma has had more than one brush with celebrity. Theodore Roosevelt made a speech there, off the back of a train, in 1905. Almost 50 years later, popular singer Rosemary Clooney and Jose Ferrer tied the knot in Durant -- Farrer was appearing, at the time, in the Dallas summer musical Kiss Me, Kate.
More recently, Tracy Letts, well-known actor and Pulitzer Prize winning dramatist, spent a large part of his youth in the city, graduating from Durant High School. He later moved to Dallas. His August: Osage County perfectly captures the experience of a family in turmoil in an Oklahoma setting. Letts has also been a recurring character in the television drama, Homeland. Singer Reba McEntire, NBA player Dennis Rodman, and professional baseball player Brett Butler, all have various ties to the community.
Two other cultural notes about Durant: it is the home of the Oklahoma Shakespeare Festival, and it has laid claim to having the World's Largest Peanut (one other Texas town and a Georgia town have also made this claim).
Why Should Families of Durant, Oklahoma Choose Martin Oaks?
Experience, affordability, excellent service and convenience are the prime reasons families from Durant, Oklahoma select the funeral directors whom work with Martin Oaks. The distance of 80 miles has no impact on the quality of service these directors provide: pick ups/deliveries are on a regular route from Lewisville, Texas. These directors, many of them raised in the funeral business, keenly understand the needs of the families in Durant, Oklahoma. The service they provide is tailored to individual needs and is aimed in an affordable price range.
Martin Oaks would like to thank the Durant, Oklahoma community for thinking of us in your time of need. If you have any questions, concerns, or are in need of our services, please do not hesitate to contact us at (469) 605-7215, 24/7.