David Ernest Martin

David Ernest Martin, age 73 of Cleveland, Texas, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019. He was born June 9, 1945 in Gainesville, Arkansas to Gerald and Wilma Martin who preceded him in death along with his sister, Joyce Richard; and infant brother, Gerald Ray Martin.

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Carole Martin; son, Alan Martin and wife Vivika von Rosen-Martin; daughters, Tina Parmenton and husband Steve, Rebecca Kohl and husband Justin, Tonya Farina and husband Mike; brothers, Tommy Martin and wife Ruby, Ricky Martin and wife April, and Johnny Martin; sisters, Loretta Hayes and husband Darrell, and Irene Stripling; aunt, Shirley Bennett; along with fourteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Mr. Martin was an Army Veteran who served two tours in Vietnam. He had a passion for flying and bowling.

A celebration of life will be held at First United Methodist Church, 56 HWY 115 Cave City, Arkansas on June 1, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers please make donations to your local Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled Veteran charity.


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