September 10, 1952 - October 1, 2021
Marty David Colburn, 69, of Bono, beloved son, husband, dad, brother, and Poppy passed from this life Friday, October 1, 2021, with his family by his side. Marty was born on September 10, 1952 in Walnut Ridge to Jearl ''JD'' and Fern Howell Colburn. He lived in Egypt during his younger years. Marty graduated from Westside High School, and shortly after married his sweetheart, Sarah Doyle, in 1973. They were blessed with forty-eight years of marriage, raised three daughters and doted over three grandchildren. To his family he was a legend in his time. Marty had the biggest heart and the best laugh. His love for music started at an early age and continued throughout his lifetime. He shared his talent on many stages along with his brothers and friends. Marty also loved fishing, movies, and raising animals, which he had been known to read the Bible to. Marty served in the U.S. Air Force for a season of his life.He is preceded in death by his father.Left to cherish the wonderful memories of Marty is his mother, Fern Colburn; loving wife, Sarah; daughters, Danette Martin, Misty Colburn, and Mandy (Francis) Obaoye; three grandchildren, Austin Turner, Baylee Lewis, Mardee Obaoye; brothers, Mitchell (Donita) Colburn, Bobby (Gina) Colburn, and a host of other family and friendsThose honored to serve as pallbearers will be Tim Colburn, Rob Colburn, Cody Edgar, Joey Turner, J. W. Doyle, and Joey Doyle. Honorary pallbearers will be ''The Band'' Colburn Brothers and Company.Funeral Services will be held 2:00 PM, Tuesday, October 5, 2021, at Roller-Farmers Union Funeral Home 1900 West Washington Avenue, Jonesboro, AR with David Gibson and Gary Cremeens officiating. Burial will be in Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will precede services at 1:00.
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I will pray for the Colbutn family.
Sarah i am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. I sure enjoyed the few times I got to hear ya'll sing. May God give you comfort and strength in the days to come.
Love yall and praying for this sweet dear family - God know the puzzle we live in the pieces
Sarah, I'm so sorry for your loss. Hugs and prayers for You ,His Mom Fern, His Children and Grandbabies, His Brothers, and all the Colburns ,Doyle's, Howells and all Marty's Friends and Band Members. He was loved by so many. We will miss his singing and his sweet smile. Love you All. RIP sweet Friend.
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sarah I know we lost touch but I have never forgotten you you know that I loved you and Marty so much remember all the good times we had running around to do with the band so sorry for your loss love you be in my prayers
We are Denise's mother-in-law and brother-in-law. We have you entire, close, family in our prayers.
God doesn't always answer our prayers the way we ask but we believe He knows best. We pray for comfort in your hearts in the coming days and years. Marty was a blessing on this earth. Our love to all your family. Danny and Jackie Crawford
So sorry for your loss
Reading the guestbook shed so much light on Marty during years I didn’t get to share with him…(our shared youth in Egypt was special mainly because he and Aunt Sherry and His cousin Denise were ALL THAT in my eyes)He and Sarah obviously had a special love for one another and their family and our Lord. He and his brothers have had such a special bond with their music… and his mom, Fern, an enthusiastic fan…Sarah and the girls and their families, and Fern and Mitch’ and Bobbie’s families are in my prayers.Marty was a great source of comfort and reasoning during our loss of Uncle Terry and Aunt Linda. He genuinely wanted to help make sense of something unbelievable. It seems that that was his substance… to help his family and others.Peace be with his family.All my love, Jackie
Thinking of you all. You all are in our prayers.
I want you to know that all the family, Fern, Sarah, the children and grandchildren, are in our thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by so many. I can remember when he first started playing music at the Egypt cafe when we were just teenagers and everyone loved his music back then. He truly had a gift for his music. I also know he was special to our mom since he was her first grandchild. I am sure that Charles had good memories of time spent with Marty when they were young. Marty was blessed in later life with a wonderful wife and loving family. He will truly be missed.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. We will miss him dearly....Love,Uncle Charles, Robbie and Jacob
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone. RIH cuz Marty
My Thoughts & Prayers are with Sarah & their Beautiful Daughters and all the Family. He will be Missed by so many & especially His Wonderful Family. My Prayers for Comfort & Peace during the Loss of Your Loved one; go out to His Beautiful Wife and Daughters. You are all very Special to Me and have many Years of Great Memories with the Family and to Danette, so sorry for Your Loss of Your Wonderful Dad and if I can do anything for You or Your Family, please let me know. Love to all Marty’s Family. He will be Forever Missed! Prayers & Comfort, Sharon Pope
Very sorry for the family's loss. He will be missed.
God's best to the family... I was a class mate. Enjoy being in school with Marty.
I was a Egypt classmate and close friend . Our paths haven't crossed in many years due to my work taking me many miles from where we grew up.. I will always have fond memories of our childhood years. Marty's smile would light up every room. Even though he was taken to heaven far too soon, it gives us peace knowing he’s in the arms of angels.”Marty RIP brother.....
My thoughts and prayers going up for the family. May God keep you in his arms and help you find peace❤🙏🏻❤
Fern, so sorry for your loss I can’t even imagine your pain! Love you and praying for you and your family!Gina, thank you for your posting so that I could keep up with your family Norma
Sorry for Marty’s passing. He has entertained a lot of folks for a lot of years.
My sympathy to you Fern and Marty’s entire family.
I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of your entire family! He will truly be missed. Such a talent! Prayers 🙏🙏🙏
I’m deeply saddened by Marty’s passing. I have very fond memories of running around with the original band of Sundown. Marty and Sara will always have a very special place in my heart. Rest In Peace my friend. Tim Becker
Our hearts are deeply sadden for you all. We are praying for you all for comfort & peace. He is singing & rejoicing to our Lord in Heaven. Love Violet.
I am so sorry for your loss it is hard to give up our love ones the family will be in my prayers.
My Condolences To Misty And Her Family...
My love and sympathy to you. So sorry for your loss.
So sorry for your loss, I remember Sarah and Marty dating in school. My heart aches for you and your family. .May the Lord give you peace and comfort at this sad time. I enjoyed hearing Marty and the band and always seeing Sarah. My heart is with you all.
Sorry for your loss will be praying for the family.
I am so sorry Sarah and girls he was just to young. Will be praying for u guys and send my love. Beckey Wilkey
I am so sorry and send my deepest condolences. When I lived in Jonesboro Misty and I were the closest of friends and Mr.and Mrs. Colburn treated me just like family . I’ve had many dinners and spent lots of time in your home. I went on my very first trip to the lake and to Florida with your family. I loved being in the mist of Mr. Marty he was just a cool calm and funny man. Again I am so sorry you are having to experience this loss. I will continue to pray that God be with you all.
Your day was a special man of God! Cherish all your memories you had with him! I love you guy's and wish nothing but Peace and Comfort upon you and your family!
I bet he’s sitting inside the gates of heaven singing come on in. Much love to him and his family 🙏❤️
Our hearts are so heavy knowing that Mary has left too soon. Dear Sarah and brothers and other loved ones we are thinking of you.Gary and Gail Crow.
I'm so sorry Sarah .We all loved Marty. He kept us laughing in Mr. Lyerly class every day.
I'm so sorry for y'alls loss! My prayers are with each of you. Love you all
Sarah and family, I am so sorry to hear of Marty’s passing. May all the angels wrap their wings in comfort around all of you during this most difficult time. Love you.
Thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Love to the family
I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of you in your time of grief.
Prayers for my classmate Misty and your beautiful family!! It’s so hard but we all know God doesn’t make mistakes. -To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord!!
My prayers are with you
My dearest condolences and love to the Colburn family.
Prayers for all of Marty’s family . I sure enjoyed him and his wife and his family At the Round Up at Brookland . My prayers are for the Colburn family . May God be with you and Bless you all .e
You will be missed by so many people due to the smile you brought to so many people. Along with your friendly smile your music reached so many and you have fans that will never forget you . Rest In Peace, my Friend.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time. Please let us know of anything we might can do to ease a tiny bit of the pain, even a little.
Praying for your family. Anita was friends with JD and Fern. Us girls Grew up in Egypt with the Colburn boys.
My condolences to the family. I'm so sorry for your loss, God bless y'all, prayers sent...
Marty was a great friend and will be missed. His love for music was shared so freely with a host of fans. Much love to his wife and fa
Marty will be greatly missed! To the family, we are so very sorry. May God wrap his loving arms around you all and give you an extra big hug. He lived a life to be proud of and brought so much joy to us! We love u!
Gods getting a good guitar player and friend
Our hearts break for all of you. Mark and I send out most sincere condolences. May God Bless you all with Peace, Strength and Comfort in the coming days, weeks and months. We are here if y’all need ANYTHING! Please don’t hesitate to ask!! We love you all!!💔
I am so glad that my parents and I went to hear Marty (and “The Band”) play in Bono a couple months ago. We got the opportunity to hear Marty’s talent.His daughters are so special to me.Prayers for comfort during their loss.Heaven gained a beautiful Angel.