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James Marty Waldrop, age 61

James Marty Waldrop, age 61, born March 28, 1959 to the late James and Anna Waldrop in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He is survived by the love of his life of 31 years, Shelia Waldrop, 3 children, Ana Bazar (Daniel) of Greenwood, AR, Tracie Ward (Kelly), and David Carr (Erica) of Columbia, South Carolina, 3 sisters, Annette Wershky (Rick) of Fort Smith, AR, Judy Combs of Fort Smith, AR and Jimmie Harris of Vian, OK, one brother, Ed Waldrop (Shelia) of Fort Smith, AR and a host of friends and family.

Marty was passionate about his family, his love for his church where he was the Pastor of Men’s Ministries. He loved motorcycles, kayaking and camping with his grandkids. His love for Jesus was evident to everyone that he met.

Family will meet at Natural State Funeral Home in Jacksonville, AR on February 9, 2021 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm. Services to follow at The Ridge Assembly, in Sherwood at 1:00. Memorial Contributions may be made to The Ridge Assembly, Sherwood, AR.

Arrangements are entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas,72076.  501-982-3400




  • Tommy & Donna Williams Posted February 8, 2021 7:58 PM

    Our deepest condolences.

  • Debbie Rice Posted February 8, 2021 8:57 PM

    My love and prayers go out to all of you. I cannot imagine the heartache that you must be feeling. But knowing that Marty is the presence of the Lord has got to give you peace and comfort and knowing that you will all be reunited one day soon. I love you all so very much!

  • Robin & Micky Martinelli Posted February 8, 2021 9:23 PM

    God Bless and keep you. God watch over you. May his face shine upon upon you and give you his peace. We love you and are praying for you.

  • joyce williams teague Posted February 8, 2021 10:57 PM

    Sorry for your loss. Merle and I are sending prayers and love

  • Greg Hall Posted February 8, 2021 11:55 PM

    Sorry I can’t make it for the service. We have lost a good man and great friend. Prayers for all of the family and friends during these trying times.

  • Kelly Reed Posted February 9, 2021 6:24 AM

    So sorry to hear about the passing of Marty!! He was a great guy and was always nice to me. He will be greatly missed but we will get to see him again some day. My thoughts and prayers are with u and your family.

  • Kathy Phipps Posted February 9, 2021 7:57 AM

    Heaven has gained a joyful soul. Marty could make you smile and even laugh out loud no matter how you felt before he walked up. Marty you will be greatly missed and loved by everyone that met you.

  • Dawn Angevine Posted February 9, 2021 9:02 AM

    So very sorry..prayers for you and the family. We love yall

  • Paula Lewis (Winters) Posted February 11, 2021 10:33 AM

    Prayers for family & friends. Wonderful memories when we were kids, motorcycles & running around at the dairy. May God bless.

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