Steven Glen Martin

Steven Glen Martin

Mar 5th, 1959 - May 7th, 2017
  • Birth Date: Mar 5, 1959
  • Death Date: May 7, 2017
  • Funeral Date: May 9, 2017
  • Funeral Location: Dierks High School Gymnasium
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Mr. Steven Glen Martin, age 58, a resident of Dierks, Arkansas, died Sunday, May 7, 2017, in Nashville, Arkansas.

He was born March 5, 1959 to Perry Wayne and Mary Lou Petet Martin in Panama City, Florida. He was a teacher and a retired coach of 33 years. He attended First Baptist Church in De Queen, Arkansas. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, sports, and being “Paps” to his grandchildren.              

Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his father and his grandparents, Henry and Dean Petet and Perry Sr. and Mae Martin.

He is survived by his wife, Cindy Davis Martin; his mother, Mary Lou Petet Martin of Dierks; one daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Trey Shelton of Dierks; three sons and daughters-in-law, Brad and Ann Martin of Georgetown, Texas, Brady and Jennifer Martin of Canyon, Texas, and Ben Martin of Benton, Arkansas; one brother, Tony Wayne Martin of Dierks; three grandchildren, Ali Shelton, Oliver Martin, and Calvin Martin; and many students and athletes to whom he was known as Coach Martin.

Funeral services for Mr. Martin will be held at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Dierks High School Gymnasium with Brady Martin, Josh Herweck, and Micah Martin officiating. Burial will follow in the Dierks Cemetery under the direction of Wilkerson Funeral Home in Dierks.

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Marlene Bevill
May 23rd, 2017 11:21 pm
Please accept my sincere sympathy. You are in my prayers and thoughts during this most difficult time. May God wrap His Loving Arms around you and provide a peace and comfort that only He can is my prayer. May your tears turn into smiles as you remember the good times. Just know I care and am thinking of and praying for you.
Jerry Prince EAST Initiative
May 10th, 2017 12:13 pm
Steve was a great facilitator that had the growth of students foremost in all he did. We sincerely appreciate the legacy he established that we are certain will continue for generations to come.
Edna Cox
May 9th, 2017 12:53 pm
My dear Cindy, and all the family. It have a heavy heart today because I loved Steve and respected him. Cindy, I loved him before you married him and we became related. I know God is giving your the comfort that only He can. Praying for you today andFP for the days ahead. God bless and love to all of you.
Michael and Glenda Sims
May 9th, 2017 12:19 pm
Beth, praying for strength and peace for your family during this difficult time.
Rita and David Chandler
May 9th, 2017 10:49 am
Cindy and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. Love and prayers!
Joel and Deanna Dykes
May 9th, 2017 10:03 am
We knew Steve from our time at Henderson State University. He was a really nice guy and remember him for his smile. We are so very sorry for your loss and pray that God will grant you peace and strength as you move forward each day. God Bless you. Joel and Deanna
Jimmy Bradshaw
May 9th, 2017 9:58 am
Cindy, I am very sorry to hear about Steve's passing. Although I haven't seen him but once since he, Mike, Tony and I were running around together as teenagers, I've heard nothing but good things about 'Coach Martin'. I have no doubt he will be greatly missed. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
Kathy Johnson (Kessler)
May 8th, 2017 9:30 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with yall. Coach Martin was a great teacher, coach and always fun to be around. He always knew how to put a smile on ur face. He will truly be missed. RIP Coach Martin.
Shera graves
May 8th, 2017 9:25 pm
Im so sorry for your loss he was a great teacher and coach
jo cox
May 8th, 2017 9:23 pm
Dear Family, we are so sorry to hear of Steve's death. He sure was beloved by his students. The last time I spoke to him, I showed him where the bleach was at the Dollar Store. Men are so cute shopping alone. Cindy, I know teaching was the best with Steve beside you. We are praying for you all. Love, JO and JR.
Willy & Crystal Greenwood
May 8th, 2017 9:17 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Coach Martin will greatly be missed. He was a great man and loved by many. Praying for your family.
Patti Bennett Morris
May 8th, 2017 9:13 pm
Cindy my heart hurts for you and all the family. Please let me know if I can do anything at all. 8705576513 Love Patti
Brother Allen and Mackie Hagood
May 8th, 2017 9:01 pm
Prayer for your family Mary Lou. So sorry for your loss.
Brittany Perez Dixon
May 8th, 2017 8:57 pm
I know that there is solace in the knowledge that Coach Martin will be left in the imprint that he has made in each and every one of his students. I, also, know that this is of little comfort now that you are trying to figure out how to live your life without him. To his family and closest friends, please know that he touched many lives and hearts. He will never be truly gone from this earth. And each and every one of us will be praying for you during the healing process.
Julie McRe
May 8th, 2017 8:54 pm
Cindy and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May Steve rest in peace and God wraps his arms around you all!
Deborah Bickley
May 8th, 2017 8:54 pm
Beth & family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Praying that the Lord with provide you with strength, peace, and comfort to sustain you through these difficult days.
Renea Elliott
May 8th, 2017 7:31 pm
Coach Martin was such a nice man. Prayers to his family.
Debbie Kitchens Laster
May 8th, 2017 7:26 pm
So very sorry to hear of Steve's passing. Our father always takes the good ones! Love and blessings to all of his family! God bless you!
phyllis miller
May 8th, 2017 6:59 pm
May God be with you all during this very difficult time. My thoughts and Praters are with you . Love to you all, Phyllis Miller
Gary and Sharon Efird
May 8th, 2017 6:46 pm
My prayers are with yourfamily
Jennifer Jester
May 8th, 2017 6:23 pm
He was a great man, teacher and coach! He had a way of being stern with us but at the same time he made learning fun and knew how to make us laugh! He was my class sponsor and I know we all kept him and mrs Martin on their toes! He will be missed! Prayers for the family!
Tami Smith
May 8th, 2017 6:17 pm
I am so sorry to hear of Steve's passing. I have known him for over 50 years. He has made such a difference in so many students lives. Thoughts and prayers for your family.
Sally Sharp
May 8th, 2017 5:28 pm
I am so sorry for your loss,he was a great teacher and made learning fun for our kids, he also was a good friend he will be missed by everyone that knew him. my thoughts and prayer are with you.If there is anything that I can do please call. My arms are around you in this sad time. Love you Guys
David Moore
May 8th, 2017 5:00 pm
Cindy, our prayers are with you and your family.
Rusty & Trish Steel
May 8th, 2017 4:19 pm
We are so sorry for your loss. Steve was a great man that touched many lives and will continue to live on in the legacy of his students.
Rusty &Trish Steel
Steve Spakes
May 8th, 2017 3:44 pm
Cindy and family, we were so sorry to hear of Steve’s passing. I have known Steve since junior high. You could not help but like him. He was very accomplished and successful in everything he was involved with. May God be with you all and welcome Steve into his heavenly home. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers. Love you guys…

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