Tyra Wayne Martin, 67, of Magnolia, Arkansas passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020 at the Medical Center of South Arkansas in El Dorado, Arkansas.
He was born on December 29, 1952 in Fort Worth, TX to the late Bert Crimm Martin and Doris Janette (Tidwell) Martin. He was an accomplished free flow artist and enjoyed spending his time creating art. Many locals have purchased his work throughout the years. He loved to walk around Magnolia singing, visiting with friends and enjoying life. Tyra has lived next door to his sister, best friend and legal guardian, Karen Martin Allen since 1998.
Tyra is survived by his sister, Karen Janette Martin Allen of Magnolia. Tyra was blessed with an extended family including a niece Kimberley and Graham Allen of Austin, Texas; great niece, Kristin and Scott Ethridge and children, Ariya, Kayden, and Daegon of Warren, Arkansas; nephew, Kirk Allen Martin and wife Cindy and their children, Derrick Wayne, Rebkah, Jacob and Ryan of Watauga, TX, Deleana Fields Allen her children and their families, Arlinda Mooney, and Ginger Irving Taylor who was his biggest fan; sisters, Ida Christine Ausburn of Granbury, TX, Cynthia Ann Godwin of Stephenville, TX, and Suzanne Allen and son Mikel of Branson, Missouri and a host of others who knew and loved him.
Cremation services were provided by Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., in Magnolia. A family celebration of life will be announced at a later date.