of Clarksville, AR
June 9, 1960 - February 1, 2023
Marty Joe Harderson was born on June 9, 1960 in Clarksville, AR to Joe and Juanita Harderson. He graduated from formerly known as Hartman High School in Hartman, Arkansas, known now as Westside High School in Coal Hill, AR to eventually earn several high school honors, including the highest achievement math award. Ultimately, he made the decision to attend dental school in Memphis, Tennessee, which would set the course for the rest of his life. He used his skills in dentistry to help countless patients, witness to them as he was working on them, sing to them as he was working on them and make them feel more comfortable in a dentist office. He had an overwhelming passion to help those in need, resulting in several mission trips to different countries and mission clinics across the state of Arkansas. He loved music, learned how to play multiple instruments and wrote several songs that have touched so many lives. His love for the Lord was reflected in his love for people, family and his ministry of music in the church. Marty was full of life, loved to tell jokes and loved football more than most. He was an amazing father, grandfather and will be missed by several people more than words can describe. He is preceded in death by Joe Harderson (father), Juanita Harderson (mother), Shiryl Harderson (sister) and Noah Samuel Harderson (grandson). He is survived by one son, Gabriel (Crystal) Harderson of Clarksville; two brothers, Ken (Stacy) Harderson of Ozone and Victor Harderson of Oceanside, CA; one sister, Melba (Shawn) Ritchie of Pottsville; his four grandchildren, Kylee, Blakelee, Wyatt and Saylor and a host of other family and friends.Visitation will be 6:00 -8:00 PM Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at Roller-Cox Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at Roller-Cox Funeral Home with Bro. Jesse Gay officiating. Pallbearers will be Michael Ritchie, Shawn Ritchie, Nathan Harderson, Orbie Harderson, Dale Hubbard and Derrick Harderson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Ken Harderson, Ryan Garrett and Duke Harderson. Burial will follow in Cassville Cemetery at Deer, Arkansas.Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home. Online obituary at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/clarksville.
One of my favorite people. He was a blessing to others.
Marty was a great dentist and he will be greatly missed
Deepest, heartfelt condolences to the family and friends.Marty was a good friend of mine. I knew him all his life.Bobby
Dr. Marty was very special with my family,especially my son Michael Barnes. Prayers for the family. He was a wonderful dentist.
My heart is breaking for the Harderson family! Dr Marty was the most loving, kind, compassionate human I have ever known! I had the pleasure of working for him, and In that short time he was always a light! Always treating the staff with goodies, doing free dental care for people who couldn’t afford it! I have even seen him pay patients electric bills! That man had a heart of gold! He was such a blessing to so many! He loved his family, God and anyone he came into contact with. He never treated anyone differently. He didnt judge you for something you did in you past! He was always singing and playing his guitar! Anytime someone was nervous he would sing to them before he started and while he worked! Everything he did was with love and light! Man I bet you’re singing with the angels Dr. Marty I know you are up there putting on a great show! 💙💙💙💙 sending all my love to all his family and friends!
Marty, I have always loved you so very much! My heart is broken but I will see you again my sweet friend and brother in Christ Jesus! Enjoy the fullness and presence of our Lord and all our loved ones. It won't be long we will be singing around the throne together! Love you!
Sending prayers to his family.
Prayers for the family.
I had the privilege to work with Marty for just a few months but in that time you could not help but develop a respect and friendship with him. He was just one of those people who you could instantly like. He will be missed by many
Dr. Marty was a blessing to know and will forever be in my heart. I only knew him a short 8 months working with him at the Russellville clinic and he was such a warm and happy soul. He would always come and sing me a song of "Katie May" since it was my name. He was like family to us all. My deepest sympathy is with his entire family and those who knew him.
My heart is heavy as I find out about Dr Marty's passing! He was my dentist for years in Leachville, AR. He used to play his fiddle and sing while I sat in the dental chair. He even went on a mission trip to St. Martin one year! He loved the Lord and is now resting with Him.
Reader's Digest once had a feature about people who inspire. Marty was as deserving of this honor as anyone I have ever met. Bright and talented but also very kind and loving, Marty Harderson pulled himself up by his bootstraps and never forgot from whence he came. He will live in my memory as a great human being who fought the odds and won. Death be not proud.
God bless yall. Dr. Marty was my dentist he was such a great man. So sweet n funny. He made going to the dentist not scary but ja blessing to be around. I cried when I found out about him passing. He will be truly missed.
We are so sorry to hear of Marty's passing. He was such a sweet,caring, and funny man. He will be dearly missed. Thoughts and prayers for Stacy, Ken and the rest of the family. 🙏🙏
Dr. Marty, where do I start… A great person gone too soon. I worked with him in Russellville and oh my gosh, it was a blast. Jerri and I would fight over who got to be his assistant that day, lol! The last advise I got was “kristina if you just want to loose like 5 pounds, just don’t eat after 7:30 at night”, I have tried to go by that rule. To his family, you guys have my love and prayers. ❤️🙏
My deepest condolences, Really enjoyed the time we spent together.
He was such a good man. Enjoyed having him as my dentist. Praying for his family!
You Are, So, Loved, And Shall, Truly, Be Missed....I Am Praying; "Prayers Of,GOD'S,Comfort And Peace, For Your Family."Love Caroline Rose.
Sorry for your loss. Marty was a very good person.
Marty was loved so by many. He was always so friendly and had a smile and hug whenever I would run into him. I’ve known him as long as I’ve been alive and am deeply saddened by the loss of such a great man. He was a real friend to my Dad who loved him dearly. May he be resting in the loving arms of Jesus. See you on the other shore brother.
Your family is in our prayers not only were you our dentist but a high school friend too
I am sorry to hear of Dr. Marty Harderson passing. I will remember him as a kind, funny man who would do ANYTHING to help anyone. Gave and Melba y’all are in my thoughts at this difficult time. He was one of a Kind no Doubt !! Goodbye for now. Sleep well 🙏
Dr. Marty was part of our office- family. He brought so much joy to the office. Often you would see him singing and dancing. If you knew him you loved him. RIP❤
RIP My Friend Prayers to the Harderson family
So sorry for your loss
Prayers during your time of loss.(Jerry's Short Strop Barbershop)Jerry Holman
So sorry to hear of his passing. Always made you feel comfortable in the dentist chair. May God give peace and comfort.
Marty you were such a blessing to all that had the honor of being in your circle. You always offered a smile and calming spirt for everyone you came in contact with in this life. Your family and friends always knew you were loved by you. Rest easy and in love!
You will be missed, rest in peace my childhood friend
So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. Praying for your family
To Family of Marty Harderson,I'm so sorry for your loss .Praying for family &friends.
So sorry for your loss. Love and prayers for your family
He was so funny and comforting during the time I used Booneville Family Dental. I often have memories on Facebook pop up of statuses of the funny things he would say and do during the appointment. Such a sweet soul, rest easy!
One of the nicest guys I've ever met. RIP brother.
Condolences on your loss.
I'm so sorry to hear this. My deepest condolences to family and friends.
So sorry for your loss, my the peace of the lord be with you and your family 🙏
I'm so sorry for your loss. Dr. Marty was such a sweet man he was my dentist and friend!
GREAT LOST,SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST,PRAYERS FOR THE FAMILY.
We so enjoyed the music and singing of Bro. Marty. His smiling face and great personality will be missed. We're praying for the family.
Marty was truly a Blessing from Heaven! Now that he is resting in the care of our Heavenly Father, I send my deepest condolences, love and prayers to all of his family. He will truly be missed!
Dr. Harderson was more than just my dentist. He was my friend, he was family. I will miss him terribly. Fly high Dr. Marty, like the angel you are are. You are loved and will be dearly missed❤️
Dr. Marty was an amazing person all around. Such a light and a joy. Our entire family just loved him so much. So many small things he did added up to life long trust and the up most respect for him personally as well as our dentist. He took care of my whole family and all my extra kids in our care over the years. Calmed all of our anxieties and fears with his goofy voices and singing to get us through procedures. We loved listening to him strum on any instrument in the hallway of his office. So musically talented and a smile that made anyone have a better day. Thank you Dr. Marty for everything. We will certainly miss you. I know that heaven is a better place already with you in it.
It was a pleasure & honor working Dr Marty . He will be missed Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss.
Don't have the words. Prayers of comfort and peace.
sorry for your loss worked with marty and his dad years ago
Dr. Marty was my dentist and I had just seen a few days ago for a cleaning and was to come back this coming week for a filling. What a shock to hear of his passing! I am a retired pastor and a Southern Gospel singer and he loved to talk with me about Gospel Music and Country Music, and about the Lord. I always knew when I came in the door if Dr. Marty was "in," there was Country Music from Sirius XM radio playing. He was my dentist, but he had become a friend. My thoughts and prayers are with each member of the family. May the God of all comfort keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Praying for the family . Marty was my granddaughters favorite dentist she loved him . Rest in heavenly peace . Cousin
So sorry for your loss he was my daughter Denist while he was at booneville then at his Clarksville office he was a nice man
I'm going to miss my friend Marty Harderson we grew up together as kids with his brother Ken and sister Melba I love to hear them play bluegrass music and sing I know he's up there in heaven picking and singing with his daddy Joe
One of the nicest person you would ever want to meet. Always went the extra step to make residents I took to him feel welcome and relaxed and wanting to come back to see him. Till we meet again
Dr. Marty had a heart of gold, a passion for music, and was a great man to know. I'm so glad to have worked with him and to have known him. He will be missed.
Praying for the family. Loved singing some gospel bluegrass with him.
Marty you were a joy to be around. You told the funniest tales about my family that I had never heard before. When you walked into a place your laughter and smile just radiated. You will be deeply missed.
My heart is heavy to hear this. May God wrap His loving arms around all of you. See you in glory one day, Brother!
Dr. Marty was a great man. He was our dentist. Always smiling and very friendly. You will be missed Dr Marty. Prayers to the family 🙏
Thoughts and prayers for family and his many friends. He was a super nice man.
prayers for the family
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you guys. Love and hugs Melba!
I don’t even know what to say. I’ll definitely miss you. And I’ll always remember the times you brought home things and put them under my pillow. My favorite was the STRAWBERRY shampoo ❤️ I remember you leaving for work and I would cry and hide behind the buildings outside. I remember eating lunch (chicken leg) and I had a tooth that was about to come out and well guess what… you got me down and pulled it!! My heart is so broken. One last hug? One last love you? The memories will never leave. I know you will be watching over all of us. Love you Marty Your sis, BushHog (Jamey)
Marty was a friend if Don’s and he will be dearly missed. Prayers for the family and friends of Marty.
Love you Marty. This world sure is more dim without you here. My condolences to his son, brother, sister, everyone who loved and supported him lately.
Our condolences to his family and employees, thank you for touching our lives.Now enjoy heaven my friend.
Melba and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Marty was a wonderful man. He had a heart of gold and such a amazing personality. Praying for comfort and peace for the family and the days to come.
Sending all the love and thoughts from Arizona. We all mourn the loss of a wonderful soul.
I am so sorry for the loss of Dr. Harderson. I got the pleasure of working beside him as my very first dental assistant job. I learned so much from him and he had a heart of gold. He was so funny with his voices and loved playing music and singing all day while working. He will be missed by all. Lots of prayers for the family at this time of need🙏.Brittany Seifert
Gabe, my condolences to you and your family. I very sorry for your loss.
I will miss you Marty you brought so much joy and happiness to us all .I will never forget you .I always loved to hear you Melba and Ken sing .You always had a way of cheering up everyone you met .Love you Marty
My heart is still in denial. Love you guys! Give the family a hug for me in Heaven.