The railway worker was sent off on his last journey by railbus: 41-year-old Namık Öktem, who retired after 63 years of service at the State Railways (TCDD) and died of illness, was sent off on his last journey by railbus.
Namık Öktem, who is married and has 4 children, retired after serving in various units of TCDD for 41 years. Öktem, who could not regain his health despite the treatment in hospitals due to the illness he caught after retiring last year, passed away yesterday evening.
A ceremony was held for the funeral of Öktem, who was taken to the station building where he worked for many years after the noon prayer at the Station Mosque. Speaking at the ceremony, Dinçer Yılmaz, Head of the Kars Branch of the Railway Workers Union, stated that his friends gave him the most difficult speech task of his life. He wished his condolences and patience to the relatives of Öktem, who spent most of his life on rails and wagons.
On the shoulders of his family, colleagues and loved ones, the funeral carried by Raybüse carrying passengers between Kars and Akyaka then headed for Asri Mezarlığine siren sounds. Approximately 500 meters were transported to the funeral vehicle and the funeral of the funeral carriage was taken to the Asri Cemetery. Namık Öktem was buried with tears and prayers.