Service: 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, at Twin Lakes Church of the Nazarene, with interment at Mountain Home Cemetery; Visitation: 9-10 a.m. Friday, July 5, at the church.

Marvin F. Martin, age 81, passed away Monday, July 1 (2019) in Mountain Home.  

He was born March 29, 1938, in Mountain Home, to Forest Martin and Ona Mae (Jennings) Martin. He married the late, Patricia "Pat" Martin in Viola on Sept. 10, 1959.  

Marvin was a life long resident of Mountain Home and a 1956 graduate of Mountain Home High School, where he was a letterman on both the football and basketball teams. Marvin retired from AP&L/Entergy in 1995 after 35 years of service. 

Marvin enjoyed working with his hunting dogs, rodeoing, working horses, fishing, hunting and sports. 

Marvin was a member of the Twin Lakes Church of the Nazarene. He was recently awarded the Distinguished Service Award for his many years of faithful service. 

Marvin is survived by his two sons, Mark (Debbie) Martin, of Harrison, and Matt (Ann) Martin, of Mountain Home; four grandchildren, Kyle (Lindsay) of Olathe, Kansas, Kindall (Hanna) of Joplin Missouri, and Emma, and Abby, both of Mountain Home: one great-granddaughter, Violette, of Olathe, Kansas; one sister, Connie (Carl) Shrable, of Geep; a special friend/companion, Janet Jones, of Mountain Home; and a cousin, Gayla (Mike) Thompson, of Mountain Home. He leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends who love him very much.  

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Norman; and an infant sister, Jaunita.   

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, July 5, at Twin Lakes Church of the Nazarene, with the funeral service following at 10 a.m. Pastor Johnny Ray Lake will be officiate and interment will be in the Mountain Home Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Twin Lakes Church of the Nazarene. 

Pallbearers will be David Martin, J R Martin, Mike Thompson, Heath Shrable, Carl Shrable and Brandon Crowe. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren, Don Willard, Ray Berry and Don Stoner, his church family and his AP&L/Entergy co-workers.