Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Ryan Scott Martin, age 38

Ryan Scott Martin, 38, of Cabot passed away on January 3, 2020.  He was born on January 26, 1981 in Wooster, Ohio to Arthur Richard and Diana Lynn Martin.

He graduated in 1999 from Cabot High School and loved the outdoors. He was a loving father, son, brother and friend to all that knew him.

He leaves behind his son Waylan Scott Martin of Sherwood; parents Arthur and Diana Martin of Cabot; siblings Andy Martin (Carrie) of Cabot; Andrea Lukas of Sherwood; grandmother Gene Rinehart of Pensacola, Florida; seven nieces and nephews; as well as a host of aunts and uncles.

Upon Ryan’s request there will not be a service.

Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas.  501-982-3400


  • Bill and Jill Rinehart Posted January 6, 2020 5:34 PM

    Ryan will be missed. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  • Dennis Klett Posted January 6, 2020 5:39 PM

    we send our love and prayers.. may God’s peace be yours…

  • Shawna weisser Posted January 6, 2020 5:43 PM

    Ryan will forever exist in my mind as a full-of-life, live in the moment, free spirit, hard working man. I am so sorry for your loss on this side of heaven. Our prayers are with your family and Ryans son. Xo

  • Alecia Posted January 6, 2020 5:51 PM

    Ryan, you will be greatly missed! Your laughter, smile and fun personality will not be forgotten! Much love for you and your family!

  • Stacey Weisser Posted January 6, 2020 6:02 PM

    Ryan was the guy that would help you out. He could fix anything mechanical. He was creative and the strongest young man I have ever known. He will be missed.

  • Kimberly Thorn Posted January 6, 2020 7:03 PM

    Rest In Love Ryan. You’re in the Arms of the Angels now. I’m going to love and miss you always. My Prayers go out to your family…

  • Kristina Holt Johnston Posted January 6, 2020 7:04 PM

    Ryan, you have been a long time friend of mine since high school. U walked me down the court for CCE in high school. We’ve kept in contact every since. I just talked to u last month and u told me this was coming. Im at a loss for words bc I couldn’t believe it was true. U are and were a good friend and a good man and a good father. I have so many memories with u. My prayers go out to the family and to his son. U will forever be missed. RIL friend.

  • Alison Eberhart Tucker Posted January 6, 2020 7:36 PM

    Ryan, your big personality will leave a big hole behind. You were always a bright light when you entered a room. I’ll never forget your warm smile and hilarious jokes! You will be missed!
    Mr. and Mrs. Martin, Andy, Carrie, Andrea and Waylan, you are all in my prayers. My heart breaks for you as you find a new normal here without him.

  • Stacy Crumpton Beck Posted January 6, 2020 10:25 PM

    My heart breaks at this news. I will never forget your 7th grade smile and that you included a Kubota tractor in Every. Single. Thing. you wrote in my class! 🙏🙏🙏

  • Carmen Patterson Posted January 6, 2020 11:04 PM

    I can still remember when Ryan and his family first moved in down the street. I have so many memories growing up playing with Ryan as a kid. As adults we have crossed paths a couple of times and fortunately I saw him at our high school reunion this September. He still had that big smile and an upbeat energy that I will always remember. To Waylan, Diana, Art, Andrea, Andy, Carrie & all of his family & friends- I am so sorry for your loss and me and the rest of my family send our love and prayers.

  • James Morgan Posted January 6, 2020 11:24 PM

    Fly with the angles my friend

  • Melissa Phillips Posted January 6, 2020 11:27 PM


  • Ashley Posted January 7, 2020 1:41 AM

    ❤ praying strengeth and comfort upon his family

  • Thomas Oglesby Posted January 7, 2020 8:21 AM

    He is with god and can rest in peace. All of our love and prayers for the family.

  • Misty Hoggard Posted January 7, 2020 9:07 AM

    It feels like it was just yesterday you were sitting by my side and we were talkin about life and now you’re gone you will be missed prayers for the family we love you

  • Schofield Family Posted January 7, 2020 9:16 AM

    Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.

  • Mary Martin Wilson Posted January 7, 2020 2:33 PM

    I’m saddened to learn of the passing of my dear cousin. I loved babysitting him when he was little. That cute little face and adorable laugh stole my heart. My heart was broken when he and the rest of the family moved away. Ryan and I communicated occasionally on Facebook and I will treasure those messages from him.

  • Billie cannon Posted January 7, 2020 2:51 PM

    Taken way to soon , this is terrible thing to hear .

  • Sabrina Bishop-Hill Posted January 7, 2020 5:34 PM

    I will miss you Ryan…You were a great friend who always made time for me no matter what you were doing or how short of notice I gave you. You were there. Fly high with the Angels Ryan. You will forever be in my heart.

    • Deb Gray Davis Posted January 8, 2020 7:45 AM

      🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗💔simply. No words. I’m so sorry.

  • Kimberly Thorn Posted January 7, 2020 11:14 PM

    Ryan was a Beautiful Soul, a Kind Spirit, & The Most Amazing Friend a Girl could have. My heart goes out to his family, his son especially… I was Blessed to have known him. He is no longer suffering from any pain or disease. Ryan… Keep Smilin, Watch Over Us Knuckleheads Down Here. Until we see each other again, all my love, Kim

  • Paul Grau Posted January 7, 2020 11:56 PM

    My deepest condolences to Ryan’s family.
    Ryan was a great guy and loved helping others.
    I will miss the “fence talks” Ryan & I had whenever I saw him outside working and the fireside chats on cool evenings… he sure could build a great bonfire!
    Praying for your entire family during this time.

  • Greg and Joni Hagans Posted January 8, 2020 4:42 PM

    Diana and Artie, we are so very sorry! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs, Greg and Joni

  • Waylan Posted November 10, 2020 4:04 PM


  • Kimberly Thorn Posted January 3, 2021 9:35 AM

    Another year, Another tear… I hope you’re smilin… My daddy joined you on Christmas Day, tell him I said hello. I love you! Miss ya Buddy…

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