Martin Anglin, Jr. age 80 of Mena, Arkansas passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019 in Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Martin was born on April 20, 1939 in Page, Oklahoma to the late Willie Martin Anglin and Bonnie Lennis Little. He proudly served his country in the United States Army; his platoon name was “Buzzard”. Martin was Valedictorian of his high school class and he earned straight A’s during his college days. Martin was a dearly loved and disciplined teacher of Hatfield Public Schools. Anytime you met Martin he would always ask about former students and families. Martin loved to hear about their lives. He enjoyed country life and going on hikes. Martin was a very talented pianist, playing at school graduations and church. He was a loving, kind and devoted brother, uncle, cousin and friend to all who knew him. He will be dearly missed by all.
He is survived by sisters: Frances Turner of Cove, Arkansas, Samantha Evans of Mena, Arkansas; Barbara and Douglas Powell of Pine Ridge, Arkansas, Deborah and Mike Jackson of Rich Mountain, Arkansas, Bonnie Barton of Fort Smith, Arkansas; brothers: Frosty and Beverly Anglin of Mena, Arkansas and Landon Anglin of Rich Mountain, Arkansas; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Willie and Bonnie Anglin; sister, Evelyn Anglin Joplin; and brothers Benny Anglin and Marvin Anglin.
Mr. Anglin will be sent for cremation under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena. Family service will be planned later.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Polycystic Kidney Disease in Martins honor.
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