William Martin

CROSSETT — Mr. William (Bill) Allen Martin “Row” age 61, of Crossett, Ark. passed away Sunday, March 3, 2013, at his home. He was born on January 8, 1952 in Eldorado, Ark. to his parents, Allen Martin and Varniece Temple Martin. Bill was a graduate of Crossett High School and worked as a boiler Engineer/Design Draftsman in the sheet metal industry. He was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Crossett and loved to hunt and fish. Bill was known by his family and friends by his comedic personality. He was always cracking jokes and making people smile.

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his mother, Varniece Temple Martin, his grandparents, Gil and Estelle Martin and Lloyd and Nettie Temple. He is survived by his father, Allen Martin, one sister, Linda Riles (Rick) of Crossett, Ark., one chosen son, Jeremy Church of Longview, Ark., one chosen daughter, Angel Garner (Scott) of Savannah, Tenn., four Grandchildren, Sidney and Seth Garner of Savannah, Tenn. ,and Dylan and Trevor Locke, one nephew, Dewayne Carter of Crossett, Ark. and three great-nephews, Aaron Carter of Crossett, and Crockett and Theo. smith of Strong, Ark., one great niece, Kaitlyn Carter of Charleston, Ark., and a host of family who loved him much.

There will be visitation on Wednesday 7-9 p.m. at Medders Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Crossett, Ark., with Bro. Eric Hodge and Bro. Travis Roberts officiating. Interment will follow at Smyrna Cemetery under the direction of Medders Funeral Home of Crossett, Ark. Pallbearers will be Dennis Alexander, James Land, Sonny Lowry, Danny Smith, Tommy lane Smith, Robert Cottrell and Phil Martin, with David Mills as an honorary pallbearer.