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Johnny Carroll Martin

By Submitted, 08/26/22 5:40 AM

Johnny Carroll Martin, age 63 of Pearcy, AR, formerly of Hope, Arkansas, died in a tragic tractor accident on Wednesday, August 24, 2022. Johnny was born on October 7, 1958 in Hope, Arkansas to Roy James Martin and Orene Audie McDowell Martin of the Spring Hill community.

He was enjoying retirement but many in Southwest Arkansas remember him as the After Market Manager at Southwest Arkansas Equipment/John Deere Dealership and later as the General Manager of the Magnolia location. He had a passion for music, hunting activities, fishing, cruising the lake, mountain excursions, and spending time with his extended family.

He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Brenda June May, and one great nephew, Skyler Hunt May, both of Little Rock, AR.

Survivors include: his wife, Deborah L. Kesterson Martin; one son, Jason Matthew Helms (& Staci) of Hope, AR; one daughter, Cara Shae Martin Putman (& Josh) of Hot Springs, AR. Two sisters, Janice Yvonne Martin (& Ralph Cullen) of Pittsburg, TX; and Belinda Johanna Martin Cullen of Sulphur Springs, TX; one brother, Jackie Lynn Martin (& Tina) of Hope, AR. Grandchildren: Dalton Hasler, Nicki Booker, Jaci Helms, Marti Helms, and Brenna Putman. Nieces: Shauna Chapple, Jamie Carson, Tasa Anderson, and Tessie Sheppard. Nephews: David May and Brett Martin. Numerous great grandchildren and great nieces and nephews.

JC loved unconditionally and mentored many with his kind spirit and loving heart. He was a member of Patmos Church of Christ. Services are pending and will be planned for a later date.