Bobby Ray Martin, 78, of Crossett, passed away on November 2, 2019.
He was born on December 9, 1940 in Rayville, Louisiana to Rayford Oliver and Emma King Martin.
He was the owner of Martin Tire and Auto, Martin Scrap Metal, Martin’s Auto Sales, Bobby’s Towing & Recovery and Bobby’s Transportation in North Crossett. He was a longtime member of the Crossett Riding Club and supported various community events and initiatives. He was proud to call Crossett his home. He loved animals, especially his horses, his cat, ‘Calie Rose’ and his dog, ‘Daddy Boy’.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, R.O. Martin, Jr., Roy Dannehl, Tom Dannehl and Donald Johnson and one sister, Billie Jean Gatlin.
Mr. Martin is survived by two daughters, Terrisa Martin Wallace (Keith) of Sugar Land, Texas and Denisha Martin Read (Michael) of Gulf Breeze, Florida; two brothers, Jerry Martin (Joyce) of Minden, Louisiana and Ricky Martin (Amber) of Monticello; a sister, Patsy Bignar (the late Rev. Joey) of Jonesboro, Louisiana; two grandsons, Tyler Wallace and Dillon Stanley; two granddaughters, Summer Stanley and Savannah Wallace; a special friend, Dee Dee Clark along with a host of other family members and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 5, at the First Baptist Church of Crossett with Bro. David Newberry officiating. Interment is in Rayville Masonic Cemetery in Rayville, Louisiana. Visitation is Monday, November 4 from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Jones Funeral Home.