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R.B. "Pump Handle" Martin, age 78, of Manila, passed from this life Tuesday, June 13, 2017, at his home. Born in Manila he was the son of the late James and Sinnie Sandusky Martin and had been a lifelong Manila resident. He was retired from Southworth in Manila, and earlier in his life he enjoyed working on cars, mowing yards and tending to his garden. He was a loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather and family man. He enjoyed spending time and drinking coffee with his friends at the Roadmart in Manila. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, LaWanda Nimmo Martin, his second wife, Charlene Laxton Martin, 4 brothers, Earnest Martin, Turner Martin, Marvin Martin and James "Snooks" Martin.

Survivors include:

His daughter, Loretta Boling of Manila

1 step-daughter, Terry Laxton of Pleasant Plains, AR

1 brother, Eugene Martin of Monette

5 grandsons, Gregory Stone, Randall Haynes, Christopher Haynes, Jeremy Corter and Joshua Corter.

2 granddaughters, Rebecca Thornsberry and Constance Turner

He also leaves a very special sister-in-law, Frances Walker, his niece Stacy Walker and a very special friend, Sue Lee and her family.

Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Manila with Reverend Mark Wheeler officiating. Burial will follow in the Manila Cemetery. Grandsons will carry their grandfather to his final resting place. The family will receive visitors Sunday evening from 5:30 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home. Online guest register at www.howardfuneralservice.com

Funeral Home
Howard Funeral Service
201 E. 3rd Street Leachville, AR 72438
Tel. (870) 539-6357