Marvin Dell Thaxton, Jr.

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Marvin “Mart” Dell Thaxton, Jr., age 66, of Carlisle, passed away Saturday, July 10, 2021. Mart was born June 29, 1955 to Marvin and Carolyn Thaxton in Newport, Arkansas. He grew up there where he graduated from Newport High School. Mart moved to Carlisle in 1977, where he met the love of his life, Cindy. They were married November 18, 1978. Mart began farming his family farm that year as well. He spent the next 41 years farming and enjoyed the last 16 years working beside both his sons, Keaton and Clayton.

Mart was known for his mischievous wit and storytelling. He never met a stranger and treated everyone the same. Mart was an avid outdoorsman. He loved to hunt and fish, especially with his grandchildren. Mart was known for his generosity and integrity. He was always willing to give his time to a good cause. He served on the Farm Bureau board for over 30 years and served one two year term as President. Mart also gave his time to the Bayou Meto Board for over 30 years and the Farm Service Agency Board for 9 years. He was currently serving on the Board of Directors for First State Bank where he had given over 26 years of service.

Mart was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin and Carolyn Thaxton. He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy, and two sons, Keaton (Lindsey) and Clayton (Elizabeth). Mart is also survived by his five grandchildren, Fisher, Collin, Cash, Steele and Bentley and his two sisters, Becky (Mike) Henderson and Gail (Frank) Fogleman as well as many nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held at Carlisle First United Methodist Church on Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 11 a.m. A visitation preceding the service will be held at 10 a.m. and burial at Carlisle Cemetery will immediately follow the service. The family has requested memorial contributions be directed to the Wade Knox Child Advocacy Center,1835 SW Front Street, Lonoke, AR 72086 and the Carlisle First United Methodist Senior Food Pantry, P.O. Box 417, Carlisle, AR 72024.

24 thoughts on “Marvin Dell Thaxton, Jr.”

  1. Cindy so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  2. Cindy so sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  3. Linton & Candy Weems

    Sorry for your loss. Our Prayers are with you, that you and your family may find Peace and Comfort.

  4. Cindy, my heart aches for you and your family. Praying for you all during this time

  5. Kenny and Cheril Payne

    We are so sorry to hear about Mart, he was a great man. We will keep you all in our prayers. (RIP Mart)

  6. Ronnie and Kathy Simmons

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with all of you during this time.

  7. So sorry for your loss of Mart. He was a great man and we always loved to joke and visit with him. Our love and prayers for you and the family.

  8. Freda Robbins

    Gail and family I‘m so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers will be with you and your family during this sad time.

  9. I am truly saddened for your loss. I so enjoyed my conversations with Mart. Our last one on my front porch was filled with many memories. I ended with a prayer. He thanked me and I guess we both thought we would have a chance for another someday. Love and prayers, Kat

  10. I was privileged to know your parents. They were stalwarts in this community I know you will be missed

  11. Vernetta Burks

    Ms. Becky and family, we are sorry for the loss of your loved one. May the Lord grant you all will peace that surpasses all understanding!

  12. I was saddened to learn of Mr. Thaxton’s death. I did not know him, but Elizabeth, my great niece, speaks so highly of him that I know he must have been a wonderful man. My best to all in this difficult time.
    Take hope, the Lord is risen!

  13. Jewell wharton

    Dear Cindy,
    I am so sorry, praying for you and your family. Love and prayers.
    Jewell wharton

  14. Jeff & Ellen Jones

    Dear sweet Cindy, Mart’s girls & boys,
    Jeff & I were so sad to hear about our dear Mart. He was certainly
    a one of a kind guy & we have so many fun and wonderful memories
    of Thaxton! Memories are so very important. I pray the memories of
    this special man will comfort you. Cindy, Keeton & Clayton, daughters and
    Grandsons, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Much love to a
    wonderful family and God bless you all.

    Jeff & Ellen Jones

  15. Debbie Freeman

    We are so sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Debbie & Duain Freeman

  16. So very sorry for your loss. May the LORD wrap HIS loving arms around you and give you the comfort that only HE can. Continued prayers for all.

  17. I have so many memories growing up with Mart. I know he will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. All will be in my prayers.

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