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Archie "Al" Vernon Martin

Archie Vernon Martin, age 95, of Hatfield, died Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at his home. He was born on Friday, February 15, 1922 to George W. and Viola L. Smith Martin in Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

Al as he was known to some, served in the United States Army during World War II where enlisted in 1942 and served till 1946, where he was honorably discharged. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Hatfield where he served faithfully. Al loved his family and was very proud of his sons and the men they became. Al enjoyed the outdoors and going fishing, hunting and camping with his sons. He loved his friends and there was always enough on the table for a few more and the door was always open. Al was a loving father, grandfather, brother and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

He is preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Rachel and Gwen; three brothers, John Martin, Gerald Martin and Edgar Martin; and three sisters, Mae Martin, Juanita and Marie.

Al is survived by his two sons, Ronnie Martin of Hatfield and Korey Martin of New Castle, Oklahoma; one sister, Margaret Brett of Mena; eleven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Hatfield at 1:00 P.M. with interment in Joplin, Missouri. Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena.

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