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John Lawrence “Larry” Martin, 59

John Lawrence “Larry” Martin born June 6, 1960 in Little Rock, Arkansas passed away at 2:32 pm on February 28, 2020. Preceded in his death by his father, Billy Martin and his mother, Clarice Martin. He is survived by his three brothers, Keith (Sandy), Kelly (Sandy), and Tony (Renee), his two children, Chris (Rebecca) and Beth, three grandchildren, Ava, Tristan, and Leia as well as nieces, Kimberly (Brian) and their daughter Ainsley, Ashley, Stephanie (Brian) and their two children, Emmett and Bryar, Ashley (Nick) and their son David, Lauren (Justin) and their children Blaine and Ellie Claire, Nikolas, and Amber (Blaine) and their son Mason and nephews Jeremy (Emily) and their daughter Harper, and Donald. As well as lifelong long friends Susan and Donald Cross and their children Christopher, Justin, and Sarah Beth.

He loved playing poker with friends who became family, baseball, Cowboys and Broncos football, singing along with the radio, good catfish, and spending time with his family. His favorite title was Paw Paw and he loved his grandchildren and great niece and nephews like they were his own.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks you to find a good way to pay kindness forward

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


  • Kelly Martin Posted March 5, 2020 6:00 PM

    Larry, we miss you being here with us, but know the peace and joy you have now. We have so many great memories of you and how you made us laugh. We have shed many tears at your passing but smiled as we remember you.
    Thank you for being so much more than just a brother to me. Until we meet again.
    Love you

  • Frances Love Posted March 6, 2020 10:46 AM

    Martin Family,

    Loosing Larry is not real yet since we grew up together and how I am going to miss my birthday call from him like he did every year. He thought he was the smarter one of us two since he was born 4 days before me and I let him think that. I have a lot of good memories with you boys most of them were of Larry getting me into trouble and some how I always got the spanking. I love you Keith, Kelly and Tony and I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

    • Kelly Martin Posted March 6, 2020 5:11 PM

      Francis, you have always been a very special friend to all of us. Thank you for the kind words.

  • Terry KINCAID Posted March 6, 2020 3:07 PM

    Larry I miss you so bad !!! I will never forget the time that we got to spend together your last few days on earth.. you & I had a great friendship and I loved you dearly ..I wish so bad you were still here calling me every Few minute wanting me to come back and stay with me .. I will cherish the long talks we had about the future . I’m so glad you are no longer in pain and you are at peace.. I will always love & miss you.. your friend forever & always Terry

    • Kelly Martin Posted March 6, 2020 5:09 PM

      Terry, thank you so much for all the love and kindness you expressed to Larry. I appreciate all that you did and will never forget you.

      • Terry Posted March 6, 2020 10:13 PM

        Kelly thank you so much !! I sure did love him . Now I have new people in my life!! & Larry would be so happy!!!

  • debbie fawcett Posted March 6, 2020 4:03 PM

    it feel’s like time has stood still sence john’s passing i knew him as larry,,we grew up together in richland ,had same classe’s at badgett 1-6th i still have one of class pics,so i go on facebook to look him up name larry that’s all i knew him by,so i see his pic,i messaged it to see if it was him,the pic looked like him,he sent a message saying he was larry martin,,lol said with some jobs he had went by john,,we remained friends he was friends with all that knew him and looked as if every one of them were the only one,,he loved his kids so much and those grandbabys,,when he was’nt with them he would have someone’s baby having lunch with him,they were his little buddies,,we all were blessed to have known him,he’s in that beautiful heaven the place we think about what it looks like,i can see him smileing and talking to catch up..i will pray for the family and much love to you all..

    • Kelly Martin Posted March 12, 2020 3:00 PM

      Thank you so much for the kind words. He did love his grandkids and nieces and nephews. We all miss him and remember his smile. May God bless you.

      Kelly Martin

  • Kelly Posted April 5, 2020 11:57 AM

    Larry, it has only been a short time since God called you him, but I miss you every day and think of so much. Each day I wonder if the pain will get better., and some days are a bit easier. We all talk about you and the many great times we had. Please tell Mom, Dad and Nanny we miss them and love them. Love you and miss you.

  • Kelly Martin Posted June 6, 2020 2:51 PM

    Larry, well today would have been your 60th birthday and we miss you. I know that you are celebrating in heaven and are happy. We truly miss having you around and making us laugh. With all our love we wish you a Happy Birthday.

    Love you!

  • Kelly Martin Posted February 28, 2021 3:58 PM


    It has been a year since you passed, and man, we have missed you. Been thinking of you and our many fun times, it has brought a smile to me. We talk about you a lot and laugh when we remember some stories

    We love you and miss you.

    Love you!

  • Michael H. COX Posted March 12, 2022 5:46 AM

    There’s not a day goes by that some sort of thought comes thru with his name or look during the day as I’m sure y’all have the same. Remembering all the times we played and argue sometimes always bring a smile to my face. Tho we don’t see each other very often know that y’all are Loved very much and I’m sure I can speak for all of us Coxs. Take care and know that each one of y’all and family are thought of often. Love you guys.

  • Kelly Martin Posted September 12, 2023 12:01 AM

    I don’t know why, but I have really been missing you lately. Maybe it’s the start of football season and I always liked watching the Razorbacks with you, maybe I just long to have a conversation with you. I miss you and the laughter you brought to us. Love you!

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