David Wayne Martin “Pugknot”

By Staff, 02/7/17 1:13 PM
David Wayne Martin “Pugknot” was born January 9, 1962 to the late Lula Mae Smith and Artie Velt Martin.  He passed on Thursday, February 2, 2017 at a Texarkana hospital. 
David attended Yerger.  He later worked in the chicken industry and attended Rising Star Baptist Church, until his health failed.  On June 3, 2005, he married Tonya Harris, this union blessed him with 3 stepsons.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Lula Mae Smith; father, Artie Velt Martin; two aunts, Lee Ann Jamison, Shirley Thompson; two uncles, James Thomas Smith, Jr., Herman Smith; one nephew, Alex Martin.
He leaves to cherish his loving memories; his wife, Tonya Martin of Hope; three stepsons, Cory Armstrong, Sr. (Yolanda) of Hope, Quintin Fields (Darnesa) of Arkadelphia, Christopher Witherspoon of Grady; sisters, Bridgett Bailey of Ft. Knox, KY, Elonda Carrigan (James), Mary George (John), Janice Glover, Debra Weston, Vivian Martin, Chiquita Arnold; brothers, Artis Martin, Charles Martin, James Martin (Corene), Terry Wesley (Thelma); one uncle, Jimmy Smith (Betty); aunts, Deloris McClure, Beverly Newton all of Hope, AR, Betty Pickens (Arthur Jr) of St. Augustine, TX.
Visitation will be 11am-5pm Friday at the funeral home.  Funeral services will be 11am Saturday, February 11 at Rising Star Baptist Church.  Burial will be at Cave Hill #2 Cemetery in Hope.  Arrangements entrusted to Hicks Funeral Home, Inc.

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