Dennis Granville Martin

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Mr. Dennis Granville Martin of Bay, Arkansas departed this life on Sunday, January 6, 2018 at Flo & Phil Jones Hospice House in Jonesboro, Arkansas at the age of 67 years, 7 months and 5 days. He was born Friday, June 1, 1951 in Jonesboro, was a warehouse foreman for Jonesboro Bearing, veteran of the U.S. Marine serving in Vietnam, and a member of the Christian Church of Christ in Bay. He was known as Pappy to the neighborhood children. He was preceded in death by one brother, Michael Ray Martin and his parents, Earnest “Hambone” Ray and Wanda Lee Cochran Martin. He is survived by his wife, Vicki Lynn “Reed” Martin of the home; one daughter, Amy Smith of Bay; two brothers, Eddie & Paula Martin of Bay and Kenny & Kesa Martin of Jonesboro; two grandchildren, Faith Gibson (Drake) and Ethan Smith; and four great-grandchildren, Brinley, Jace, Remi Grace, and Cache. Visitation was held at Thompson Funeral Home in Trumann. Graveside service was held at Arkansas State Veterans Cemetery in Birdeye, Ark. Pallbearers were Billy Williams, Drake Gibson, Keith Smith, Jack Knight, Marc Brewington, Doug Luster, and Tommy Simmons. Honorary pallbearers were Larry Rawls, Freddie Lee, Larry Hall, Butch Yager, Bill Hampton, Randy Ferguson and Elbert Bradford. Online guest book can be signed at