Thomas Richard Martin

Thomas Richard Martin

Thomas Richard “Joe” Martin, 75, of Hamburg, passed away on August 18, 2016 at his residence.

He was the owner of J&P Construction Company and J&P Quick Lube, a former member of the Hamburg Fire Department for 13 years and a member of the Martinville Baptist Church.

Mr. Martin was a family man who loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Haywood “Woodie” and Dorothy Callaway Martin and a brother, Jimmy Martin.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Pat Edwards Martin; two daughters, Bobbie Jo Martin and Donna C. Knight and husband, Mike, all of Hamburg; four brothers, James “Sonny” Martin and wife, Charlene, of Crossett, Freddie Martin and wife, Joy, Bobby Martin and wife, Sylvia, and Randy Martin and wife, Lacey; three sisters, Dorothy Savage and husband, Bo, Gladys Gulledge and husband, Rev. Edward, and Judy Bates and husband, Gene, all of Hamburg; three grandchildren, Wade Knight, Kyle Knight and Jake Stevens; two great-grandchildren, Lauren and Brayden and a host of nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held on August 19 from will be 5-8 p.m. at the Martinville Baptist Church. Funeral services will be held on August 20 at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be in the Hamburg Cemetery.

Pallbearers are Brad Martin, Neil Martin, Brian Martin, Billy Ray Edwards, Jr., Sky Martin, Caleb Martin, Nick Martin and John Martin. Honorary pallbearers are Johnny William Pierce, James Thompson, James Jay Martin, John H. Martin, Billy Ray Edwards, Sr., Johnny Edwards and Clyde Edwards, Jr.

Arrangements by Jones-Hartshorn Funeral Home of Hamburg.

Memorials may be made to:
Martinville Baptist Church Building Fund
c/o Barry Savage
129 Wright Street
Hamburg, AR 71646