Mr. Martin died May 19 at Crittenden Co. Hospital in Marion. He was a member of Glenn’s Chapel Methodist Church. The Martins owned and operated Martin’s Grocery in Dycusburg from 1980 until 1988 and again from 1990 until 2004 when they closed the store due to health issues.
His parents were Cluke and Nellie Grimes Martin.
He was preceded in death by a brother J. C. Martin and a sister Wanda Smith.
Survivors are: his wife, Mary Ellen Lacy Martin of Dycusburg; three sons Billy Joe Martin Jr., Tommy Martin, David Lee Martin, a daughter Linda Diane Martin all of Dycusburg. Eight grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren and a brother, Robert Martin of Princeton, also survive.