of Benton, AR
May 25, 1931 - December 11, 2019
Dr. Joseph Leon Martindale, Sr., 88, of Benton passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019. He was born May 25, 1931 in Emmett, Arkansas. He is preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Betty Martindale.Survivors include two sons, Dr. Joseph Leon Martindale, Jr. of Boulder, Colorado and Dr. Mark Alan Martindale (Cindy) of Benton, Arkansas; one daughter, Suzanne Marie Martindale of Springfield, Missouri; six grandchildren, Heather Wuebbels (Scott), Chad Taylor, Christopher Martindale (Hannah), Ashley Martindale, Garrett Taylor (Taylor), and Alexis Taylor; and special friend, Jan Brooks.Funeral service will be 2:30 p.m. Saturday, December 14, 2019 in the Worship Center of First Baptist Church of Benton with Dr. Rick Grant officiating. Interment with military honors to follow in Pinecrest Memorial Park in Alexander, Arkansas.A time of visitation will begin two hours prior to the service at 12:30 p.m. in the Selph Hall of First Baptist Church of Benton.
My heart goes out to this great family in this time. Dr. Martindale took great care of my mother for many years and it's a lose to her as well. May the Father in heaven let him walk all over heaven. With Love the Whitmire family.
Not much more can be said about this special man except we loved him. Was our families doctor for it seems forever. He was there for ANY kind of help you may need at the time. Even though he has gotten his promotion from the Lord we will have a little piece of him in all our hearts as we carry on. Thank you Joe !
Classmate in med school long long time ago. Those were our salad days.
For many, many years, Dr. Joe was a good friend and a good listener - always with a sweet smile and a big hug. He will be missed.
I'm so sorry for your lost,
There is no way to thank Dr. Martindale for his guidance and kindness to me for so many years. He has been one of the giants in my life changing the direction of my life. We worked together for many years on a committee to try to help other physicians. This was a real privilege. Know he made a real difference in my life and soooo many others. I treasure that we talked recently on the phone. I will so much remember his words to me earlier in my life and now. Bless him.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dr. Joe's wonderful smile, great personality and medical wisdom will be missed by our family. He was a special man and a gifted physician. May God bless his family.
Dr. Joe was such a wonderful man and was like a Grandfather to me. He loved my children like his own and gave the best Godly, and fatherly advice. We loved him dearly and he will always remain near and dear to us. Sending love and comforting prayers you all during this difficult time. Camille, Anna, Addy, Amelia, Max and Barrett
Deeply sorry worked with him at hospital for many years and family doctor as well. The Reason and Robinson Riddling family's .God Bless All His Family.
Thots and Prayers for All of you. Dr Joe great man.
With Deepest sympathy. Jim & Kathy Billingsley
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Dr. Martindale was one of a kind. His kindness and empathy left an impact that will last forever. He was loved by all who knew him.
Dr. Joe was a treasured friend of our family for decades. He single handedly made sure our mom was admitted to hospice when her own doctors wouldn’t. We will miss him but are grateful to have known him and will honor his memory always. We wish his family peace. He was a giant among men.
Prayers for the Martindale family
I am so sorry to hear that Dr. Joe is gone. He was a good man and a great doctor. He will be missed. My prayers are with the family.
My prayers for this great family. Dr. Joe was loved by many.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this great loss! May God bless you with many memories and comfort you in the days ahead.
Dr. Joe was withou equal as a doctor in the memory of many in Benton. He will be greatly missed.
THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS WITH ALL THE FAMILY IN THIS SAD TIME. I HAVE HAD HIM ON MY MIND THIS CHRISTMAS SEASON. AS A KID, HE WAS MY FAVORITE COUSIN. WE WENT OUR SEPARATE WAYS BUT HAVE KEPT IN TOUCH OVER THE YEARS. HE IS WITH BETTY NOW SO HE WILL R. I. P.
Dr. Joe had ‘it.’What is ‘it?’‘It’ is always walking in with a smile. ‘It’ is leaning over a patient’s bed so she can hug you even though she can’t speak. ‘It’ is a knowing nod when someone says they are spent. Spent with the worry, the uncertainty, the frustration, and the helplessness.‘It’ stays even tempered when the phone rings for the third time during lunch. ‘It’ is staying the course long after your friends have adjourned to golf courses and cruise ships to walk the halls of the broken, the weary, and the infirm.‘It’ picks up the stumbled and carries them the last mile.It stops and binds the wounds of the traveler.It holds the trembling hand of grief with steadiness and warmth.It shows no favorites.It does not boast.It is patient. It is kind. It is LOVE.
RIP Dr Joe you will be greatly missed by many prayers for the family
Sorry to hear of Dr Joe passing. He was a good doctor and friend. He will be missed.
He was my mom's Dr for a long time.
Mark and family, Dr Joe was a very special person. Always had a smile on his face and a hug waiting for you. I remember when I worked for Dr. Tilley and on Tuesday Dr Hogue would work they would be sitting there talking I learned so much from the both of them just listening to them. Love hugs prayers Tonya and Lulu Knight
No words can express. I will miss him as I know the family will. Shalom Alissa
Dr. Joe will certainly be missed. His friendship was a real treasure to us for many, many years. The kindness that he showed us and others was a true testimony of Christ’s love.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Dr. Joe’s family and loved ones at the time of such great loss. Many years ago Dr. Joe shared his testimony in church and it helped me understand the demon that my own Dad had fought for years when I was growing up. Dr. Joe’s testimony helped me understand a lot more about my Dad being a functional alcoholic even though Dr. Joe’s demon was not alcohol. My Dad was clean for 20 years before he died at age 65. We had 20 years of love and memories. I will always remember Dr. Joe being willing to talk to me that day after the church service. Such a kind hearted man who understood my painful childhood and took time to answer my questions. I pray he didn’t suffer and his family enjoyed time with him before he left to go to his Heavenly Home.With our prayers for God’s comfort and with oursincere sympathy~John & Linda Woolbright
Dr Mark and family,I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. Praying for peace and comfort during this difficult time. Dr Joe touched so many lives. He was a wonderful man.
It is a great loss to the world that he is gone. I was lucky to get to work with him and to be his friend. He will be greatly missed.
I have always loved Dr. Joe and will miss him, his smiles, and his hugs terribly.My heavy heart and prayers are with the family.
My heart is broken!!! Dr. Joe was my Dr. as a child and I always loved and respected him. Would see him out often and we always had time for a visit and a hug. He will definitely be missed and left a huge impact on many lives. Love and prayers to the family and Ms. Jan. they were precious together.
Mark,and Cindy,we are so sad to hear of Dr,Joe passing we will be praying for your family and you know he is with the Lord and He alone will take you through the grief you all feel,God Bless you all ---Loyd and Sandra Brewer