Eddie “Doyen” Martin, 70, of DeValls Bluff went to be with our heavenly father on January 16, 2023 with family by his side. He was born on May 20, 1952 to Leo and Fannie Martin in McCroy, Arkansas. One of Doyen’s biggest accomplishments in life was being a father to Darren and Dane. His sons knew that they could call him at anytime, and he would drop everything to come help. He was always there for them during life’s challenges and to celebrate the successes. When daughter’s in law Denay and Katie joined the Martin family, he welcomed them in with open arms. He was a 1970 graduate of DeValls Bluff High School. In 2014, Doyen retired from Lennox Industries to devote his time to his family and the DeValls Bluff Fire Department. Doyen served on the fire department all his adult life and served as chief for the last years of his time with them until health issues overcame his love of serving people. He truly had a heart of helping wherever he could.
Doyen is survived by his sons Darren Martin (Katie) and Dane Martin (Denay), 7 grandchildren Ryan Martin, Destiny Martin, Trace Martin, Ethan Sullins, Layne Perritt, Emerie Martin, and Everett Martin, parents Leo and Fannie Martin, brother Eric Martin, two sisters Glendora Terry and Marlene Martin, and 17 nieces and nephews all of DeValls Bluff. He is preceded in death by his sister Regina.
The Martin family would like to thank everyone for the kind words and prayers that were received while Doven was ill. A service is planned for a later date.