James Virgil Martin age 86 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Wednesday,January 10, 2018 in Little Rock, Arkansas.
James was born in Bengal, Oklahoma on March 10, 1931 to Ed Martin and Maud Wilcox Martin. He proudly served his country in the Armed Forces. James enjoyed gardening and taking long drives with his friend. He liked to research his genealogy and discover family history. James enjoyed spending time with his pets. He was a loving and kind father, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend to all who knew him.
He is survived by step-sons: Roy Moody and life friend Vonda of Mena, Arkansas, and Carey Moody and wife Annette of Colorado
Daughter: Shirley Lawson of Ft. Smith, Arkansas
Five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren
Brothers: John W. Martin and wife Nowita of Idabel, Oklahoma, and Leo Martin and wife Hazel of Pickens, Oklahoma
Sister: Bonnie Gatliff and husband George of Little Rock, Arkansas
Host of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ed and Maud Martin, brother, Jerry Martin and brother Barney Martin.
Funeral service will be Monday, January 15, 2018 at 2:00 p.m at Beasley Wood Chapel. Interment will follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Visitation will be general.
1-12-18 11:53 a.m. kawx.org