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Ronald Dean Martin (Ronnie) age 75

Ronald Dean Martin (Ronnie) age 75, of Vilonia, Arkansas passed away Thursday September 23, 2021, he was born April 4, 1946.

He is preceded in death by his parents Benjamin(Ted) J. Martin & Sadie Marie Otts Martin Griffin, 5 brothers- Billy Jack Martin, Donald(Donnie) G. Martin (his twin), James Llyod Martin, Charles Ralph Martin & Fred R. Martin, 2 sisters- Mary Evelyn Rhea & Cora Sue Branch & 3 Children- Rhonda Melissa Martin, Becky Woodall & Jeremy N. Martin.

Ronnie leaves behind 4 Siblings- Jerry Martin (Jeannie), Leila Strickland, Linda Strickland & Kathaleen (Kathy) Dietrich, 3 Children- Tony Martin (Kristy), Angela Martin & Michael Duncan, 7 Grandchildren- Kara Martin, Samantha Pettey, Lexe Eddy, Austin Martin, Justin Martin, Krista Avi, Ashli Martin & Timothy Martin, 7 Great-Grandchildren along with hundreds of Nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Ronnie grew up in a Big family with some amazing facts, not only was he 1 of 12 kids but he was also a part of 2 sets of twins. Ronnie & Donnie were the twin boys and Linda & Leila are the twin girls of the group. He loved playing guitar, singing at the family reunions, going on walks with Honey in Vilonia, playing with his grandkids & great grandkids, loved eating bologna sandwiches, zebra cakes and of course Jeannie’s pumpkin & banana nut breads. He was a very loving man who never met a stranger, was very outgoing, loved being outside, his smile & laugh could light up a room and he would give you the shirt off his back, he loved being surrounded by family & knew Jesus in his heart.

A Celebration of life will be announced to the family soon.

Dad, you will be in our hearts forever, Love Kristy & Tony

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook is available at

1 Comment

  • Dawn and the boys Posted September 27, 2021 3:22 PM

    We love you Papa Ronnie. Say hello to our Dad for us.
    I’m glad you were my father in law. You helped me and the boys out so much when they were little. Thank you. R.I.P
    You’ll always be in our hearts.

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