Travis Joe Martin, June 12, 1947~January 1, 2016

Martin, Travis copyTravis Joe Martin, 68, of Fayetteville, died January 1, 2016 at Washington Regional Medical Center. He was born June 12, 1947 in West Fork to Jack Warren and Bonnie Hale Martin. Travis played the drums for several different bands and was a member of the Antique Car Club.

He was preceded in death by his father, and one sister, Fran Tucker.

He is survived by one son, Jerry Martin and wife, Stacey of West Fork; his mother, Bonnie Martin of West Fork; two sisters, Jackie Rollins of West Fork and Tammy Hellinga of Rogers; and two grandchildren, Nathan and Nicholas Martin.

Funeral services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at Beard’s Funeral Chapel. Interment will follow at Union Star Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday, January 5, 2016 from 5-7 P.M. at the funeral home.

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    Tony Foshe » 02. Jan, 2016

    Travis, you are a one of a kind. The first memories I have of you was when I was a pesky little brat running around the bowling ally trying to get quarters to play video games. You asked me if I wanted to flip for quarters. I though “heck yeah I am about to get another quarter.” Little did I know that if I lost I wouldn’t get my quarter back. I don’t know how many you took from me, but looking back now it was a good time. As I got older you didn’t take quite as many from me. As I started bowling with you guys I knew every Thursday night I could always count on a good joke to make me laugh. No matter the day I was having you could always brighten the day with one of your jokes. You will be missed by many.

    Name » 02. Jan, 2016

    Crystal Bryant

    David Osborn » 03. Jan, 2016

    I first met Travis when I started working for him and David Clayton when they owned Northwestern Typewriter. Travis was one of the best bosses I have had, a friend and mentor. I just want to say to Travis thanks for all the good memories through the good times and bad. Travis made me a better person. I haven’t worked for Travis in a long time now, but each time we met through the years there was always a firm handshake with smiles and ten minutes to catch up on each other’s stories. Travis always treated me and my family with respect and honesty. I would like to extend my respect to Travis’s family to let you know Travis was a good man to a lot of people and that I will miss those times we met out and about.Travis you will be surely missed.

    janice bartholomew » 04. Jan, 2016

    thoughts and prayers go out to the family. Travis was a very talented person.i loved his singing and playing of the drums.

    Tammy Bohannan » 04. Jan, 2016

    I am sorry to hear about the loss of Travis. He was one of a kind!! He could make you laugh about anything he was a great comedian. We had known him for years as our Fed-Ex driver. He had so many talents and was good at Them all. Heaven got a great musician and singer to add to their band of angels.
    My thoughts and prayers to the family and the special Lady in his life. He truly loved each of you!! He talked about all of you and was always proud in doing so. He will be sorely missed by all his friends and fans. May God comfort each of you during this very difficult time.
    God speed my friend we will miss you. Be ready to share your new materials with us when we all meet again.

    Tony Hampton » 04. Jan, 2016

    Very sorry for this loss. Travis was a super guy to work for.

    Carl Burrough » 04. Jan, 2016

    I sure hate to hear this. I always really liked Travis. Thoughts are with the family.

    Carl Burrough
    Pettigrew, Ar

    Bonnie Harris Endacott » 04. Jan, 2016

    So sorry Jerry to hear about your dad. May God bless you all.

    Michael shortt » 05. Jan, 2016

    jerry may your father rest in peace he was one of my best friends in my life and I will miss him my prayers and thoughts are with your family