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Normen Leland Martin

Decatur, AR, 1945 - 2019

Normen Leland Martin, 74, of Decatur, Arkansas, died May 7, 2019. He was born January 14, 1945 in Quincy, Illinois, to Bea Agnes Doscher Martin and Hartley Leland Martin. Following graduation from Lewistown High School in Missouri, Normen served in the US Navy in Vietnam. He worked as a lineman for Empire Electric for 32 years and as a courier for Decatur State Bank.
Normen was involved in many community and church projects over the years. He attended Gravette Church of Christ. He enjoyed fishing, reading, yardwork, mechanical endeavors, and many will be missing the okra from his garden this summer.
Normen is survived by his wife of 48 years Linda and their son, John, both of Decatur; sister, Pamela Stowe (Ralph) of Holland, MI, and a cousin, Bob Phillips (Debbie) of Chilhowee, Mo.
Visitation will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, May 11th. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with military honors at Bella Vista Funeral Home Chapel. A family interment will be held at Decatur Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Ark. 72762. Online condolences may be made at

Published May 9, 2019

Bella Vista Funeral Home and Crematory
2258 Forest Hills Blvd, Bella Vista, AR
Phone: 479-855-1611