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Richard Parks Martin

May 31, 1929 ~ May 11, 2016 (age 86)
Richard Parks Martin, 86, of Russellville, died Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at Atkins Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

A son of Robert and Alice Shibley Martin, he was born May 31, 1929, in Fort Smith. He was a 1947 graduate of Fort Smith High School and worked as a machinist at Dixie Cup in Fort Smith for 39 years. He and Dorothy Redding were married on July 23, 1949, in Fort Smith. Parks was a member of the First Assembly of God in Russellville where he was active in the Always Young Group, and was a member of Calvary Assembly of God in Fort Smith where he had served on Deacon Board. He enjoyed Fishing and Deer Hunting. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Redding Martin; his parents; two brothers, Bob Martin and Frank Martin.

He is survived by two daughters, Judy Duvall and her husband, Aaron, of Russellville, and Jeanie Gray and her husband, Rick, of Russellville; four grandchildren, Mickey Duvall and his wife, Melissa, Kerrye Swicegood and her husband, Bobby, Melissa McCrotty and her husband, Wes, Lori Kirtley and her husband, Carl, all of Russellville; nine great-grandchildren, Marty and Maggie Duvall, Abree and Kenzie McCrotty, Tal, Tynley and Tru Swicegood, and Cale and Keaton Kirtley; two sisters, Joette Guire of Hopkins, MN and Mary Rogers of Fort Smith.

The funeral Service will be held at 2:00PM, Saturday, May 14, 2016, at Humphrey Chapel with the Rev. Ronnie Morris and Mr. Mickey Duvall officiating. Burial will be at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Russellville by Humphrey Funeral Service.

Pallbearers will be Wes McCrotty, Carl Kirtley, Bobby Swicegood, Rick Gray, Aaron Duvall, Bryan Rogers and Mickey Duvall.

Visitation will be from 1:00 pm until service time at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to First Assembly of God, 124 East G Street, Russellville, AR 72801.


MAY 14. 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

Chapel Service

MAY 14. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Humphrey Chapel

2801 West Main Street

Russellville, AR, US, 72801

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