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Wayne Martin Ives, age 75

Wayne Martin Ives, 75, of Houston passed away on December 10, 2020. He was born on September 20, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas to the late Henry and Minnie (Smith) Ives.

He proudly served with the United States Air Force; after serving in the military, he was an auto mechanic, and served as the fire chief of the Harris Brake Fire department until retiring and then serving on the board of commissioners.  He was an outdoorsman who loved to go deer hunting, and fishing. He loved spending time with his grandbabies and family.

He is preceded in death by his sister Barbara Carter and her husband Larry Carter, brother-in-law John Misenheimer, sister-in-law Nell Meredith and sister-in-law Leeonena Goss.

Wayne leaves behind his loving wife, of 51 years, Virginia (Misenheimer) Ives; his children Theresa Brown (Allen) and Timothy Ives; grandson Andrew Estell (Magen); great-grandchildren Emma Belk and Maeleigh Estell; siblings and in-laws Shelline Misenheimer, Smokey Misenheimer, Peggy Smiley (Rodney), Martha Wheeler (Joe) and Lonnie Misenheimer; great-niece Hannah Martin; a host of extended family and friends.

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


  • Alice Wallis Posted December 11, 2020 4:33 PM

    So sorry for your loss, prayers for all

  • Charlie Thompson Posted December 11, 2020 4:47 PM

    What little time that I personally got to talk to Mr. Wayne aka. Pops
    He was a man of knowledge, laughter, and love.
    First day we ever met he was tinkering with a OLD lawnmower.
    By the time it was done it had a awesome paint job and looked new. He would always speak to me when we saw each other and he always had a smile.
    Mr Wayne /pops you touched many. And I’m glad I was fortunate enough to met you.
    Mom, Tim, and Sis I love yall.

  • Chris and Kelly Brown Posted December 12, 2020 8:50 AM

    We’re so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Karen Brown Posted December 12, 2020 11:02 AM

    I have known Mr. Wayne for about 11 years. I met him through his daughter Theresa. She and I bonded the minute we met she is the sister of my heart and her family has become my extended family. He was always the sweetest man and so happy. Even though his health was declining rapidly this last year the last time I saw him he smiled and called me daughter and said he loved me. My love and prayers are with this family in this time of sorrow. He is at peace now with no pain and I hope that can give you some comfort . I love you all so much.

  • Theresa Brown Posted December 13, 2020 8:06 AM

    I love and miss you so much. I know your flying high. Tell memaw and aunt Barb Hi. Maeleigh will be so lost withoi5 you

  • Peggy Smiley Posted December 14, 2020 10:12 AM

    Wane I will miss you a lot .We all had some great time in the deer woods . I know you are pain free and flying high with your family My prayers go out to the family . Love y’all and know know he is pain free.

  • Karan Oswald Posted December 15, 2020 10:00 AM

    I was so sad to hear of Wayne’s passing. I loved him and he was always so kind to me and my family. He will be missed. Prayers to you all

  • Sharon Warner Woodell Posted December 15, 2020 6:34 PM

    Keeping you in our prayers

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