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Jules A Martin
August 3, 1917 - July 12, 2019

Jules A. Martin passed away from natural causes this past Friday.  He was 101 years old.  Jules’ personal philosophy was “to live his life in accordance to God’s laws and to treat others with the utmost importance,” and everything he did, especially through his love of music, reflected it.  He became a church pianist in 1932 at the age of 15 and then the principal organist at Trumann First Baptist Church in 1948, when they bought their first organ.  In addition to weekly Church services, he played for weddings, funerals, school ceremonies, and special events in his community.  He would continue to do so for the rest of his life.      In September 1941, Jules began his service in the US Army and served the majority of the war in the Pacific Theater.  After WWII ended, he was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant Major and awarded the American Defense Service Medal, the American Campaign Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, among others.      Jules is survived by his wife, Dorothy, with whom he shared a happy marriage of 65 years.  Together they have two sons and five grandchildren.      Jules fulfilled his dearest wish of “standing before God at the end of his life, not having a single bit of talent left because he used everything God had given him.”      Visitation will be Thursday evening from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1301 Highway 69 W in Trumann.   A Celebration of life will follow at 6:00 p.m. with Rev. John Maley officiating.  Graveside service will be Friday morning at 10:30 a.m. in Jonesboro Memorial Park Cemetery in Jonesboro, AR.       Pallbearers will be Aleksis Martin, Don Martin, Eric Martin, Jon Martin, Matthew Basinger and Tim Martin.  Honorary pallbearers will be the Deacons of First Baptist Church.      Lasting Memorials can be made to the Music Department of First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 575 Trumann, AR  72472. An online register book can be signed at www.thompsonfuneralhome.net

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Visitation

July 18, 2019
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM

First Baptist Church
1301 Highway 69 West
Trumann, AR 72472
(870)483-6450

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Funeral Service

July 18, 2019
06:00 PM

First Baptist Church
1301 Highway 69 West
Trumann, AR 72472
(870)483-6450

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Graveside Service

July 19, 2019
10:30 AM

Jonesboro Memorial Park
3910 Harrisburg Road
Jonesboro, AR 72404
(870)932-6532

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  1. Theresa Farris, Cordova, TN says

    Our Deepest Sympathy. Brenda Martin, your Godsons sent you a Peace Lily. Prayers to the Martin Family and Friends.

  2. Theresa Farris, Cordova, TN says

    Our Deepest Sympathy for your loss. Brenda Martin, enjoy the Peace Lily your God Sons sent. Prayers to the Martin Family and Friends.

  3. Joe Crozier, Jr. & Wanda Lou (Elcridge) Crozier, Fairfield Glade, Crossville, TN says

    Dorothy, Wanda Lou and I send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Like so many others in Trumann, our wedding 59+ years ago was very special due, in large part, to you and Jules. He was truly a hero to our nation for his service during WWII and especially to the citizens of Trumann, Arkansas for his selfless dedication to making countless ceremonies extra special. Well done good and faithful servant. Joe Crozier, Jr.

  4. DIANA MILLIGAN, 31187 Stevens Landing Rd Trumann, ar. says

    DOROTHY I AM SO SORRY ON YOUR LOSS, JULES WILL BE GREATLY MISS BY ALL, I KNOW HE WAS READY TO GO TO THE LORD. I HAVE KNOWN YOU GUYS FOR A LONG TIME AND HAVE A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN MY HEART AND LOVE YOU BOTH.

  5. Martha Jean Simpson, Horseshoe Lake, AR says

    Dorothy I am so sad to hear this. You and Jules have been in my thoughts often. He will be remembered. I love you. I'm sorry I can't be with you all as I am under hospice care.

  6. MIKE JOHNSON, jonesboro arkansas says

    I HAVE HAD THE HONOR TO VISIT WITH JULES AND DORTHY IN THEIR HOME MANY TIMES. I ALSO HAD THE CHANCE TO PLAY THE BABY GRAND THEY HAD IN THE LIVING ROOM OF THEIR HOUSE. I LOVE YOU DORTHY AND WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU DURING THIS DIFFICULT TIME IN YOUR LIFE. RIP JULES, YOU WILL BE GREATLY MISSED.

  7. Deborah Evans, Bella Vista, Arkansas says

    Jules was a very special and gracious man -- so generous with the extraordinary talent that God blessed him with! He played at my wedding 49 years ago, as he did for countless others. God be with all the family and especially with you, Dorothy! With love, Debbie Harlan Evans

  8. Erin Coggins, Batesville AR 72501 says

    Jules is a true legend in Trumann where he will be missed. My sincere sympathy and love are with you, Dot

  9. Brenda Martin, Tennessee says

    Deborah, During this time,,, there will be tears, there will be people who don't know what to say, and some who can still make you laugh. There will be pictures and keepsakes...Memories and stories- some you have never heard and some you can never hear enough. But, most of all there will be love. I know you and Uncle Jules & Aunt Dorothy have a special bond! X0X0 The kind that never ends. With a loving heart, Brenda Martin

  10. Rachel Martin, Durango, Colorado says

    Tim and Don So sorry for the loss of your father, but there is a big celebration in Heaven. May the Martin Brothers rejoice!

  11. Brenda Martin, Bartlett, TN. says

    To Our Dearest Aunt Dorothy, Those we love are never really gone, they have a cherished place in our hearts where they will always be remembered for their kindness they showed, the love they shared, and the happiness they brought. By love they are remembered, and in memory they live. We shall be with you soon to Celebrate in harmony, may we lift up our songs in praise, and love. We love you! Sincerely, Bob, Brenda, and Rachel MARTIN

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