of Helena, AR
December 24, 1940 - March 9, 2023
Allen Roy Martin, age 82, of Helena, Arkansas passed away on Thursday, March 9, 2023 at the Baptist Hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born on December 24, 1940 in Shreveport, Louisiana to the late Roy V. and Audie Fields Martin. Mr. Martin graduated from Hall Summit High School in 1959. After graduation he attended Morehead State University in Mississippi for one year and then transferred to Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics in 1963. Upon completing his degree at NSU, Allen was employed by the following companies during his career: Texas Eastern Transmission in Shreveport, LA; Texas Instruments in Richardson and Stafford, TX; INMOS in Colorado Springs, CO and The City of Helena-West Helena, Chief of Staff 2011 until 2020. Allen attended South Main Baptist Church in Houston, TX where he met Ann Marie Zito. She and Allen married July 24, 1982 and that love continues through eternity. He is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Ann Marie Zito of Helena, Arkansas; one son, David Martin and his wife, Noelle of Katy, Texas; one brother, Edd Martin and wife, Barbara of Crawford, Texas; two sisters, Kathy Neely and husband, Russ Neely of Shreveport, LA and Virginia Langevin and husband, Jim Langevin of Ringgold, LA. Mr. Martin is preceded in death by his parents, Roy V. and Audie Fields Martin and brother, Don Martin. A funeral service for Allen Martin will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at Roller Citizens Chapel. Pastor Mike Collins will officiate. Pallbearers will be Mike Taylor, Larry Delk, Arnell Willis, Oscar Hoskins, Roderick Brown and Demarcus Brown. Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870)-572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.
Ann Marie,I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Johnny
I am so very sorry for your loss. There are just no words when we lose someone we love. 🙏🏻❤️Bert and Ann
Ann Marie: I am so sorry to just now find out about Allen's passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let me know if I can help you in any manner.
Our deepest sympathy to the entire Martin family for the loss of your loved one. Prayers for your time of mourning.
Ann Marie… I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. Alan will be missed by all that knew him. Prayers for you and your family.
Ann Marie, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you and the family in thoughts and prayers.
We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family in the difficult time.
Anne Marie, and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my prayers.
Ann Marie, I am so sorry about Allen. I didn't know him well but had a great conversation with him in Walmart one day and he gave me some wonderful advice. This was some time ago but I'll always remember that he took the time to do that. He was a wonderful man.
Broken hearts and sadness with the passing of a soul mate but find peace knowing that we get to join together again for eternity! Many prayers for all his loved ones as they go through this hard journey of loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ann Marie!
Henry and I are so sorry about Allen! He was such a sweet man, and always helping others. Our prayers will be with you Ann Marie and family! God Bless , Henry & Billie Sue Rohrscheib
Ann Marie,So sorry to hear about Allen. Thinking of you at this time. Annn Lee
Peace and blessings, my friend.
My deepest sympathy to all his family. I went to school with Allen Roy and have fond memories of him on the basket ball court. May he rest in peace
It is given unto man to live and to die. Allen walked tall thru this life, he made a difference.
Ann MarieI’m so sorry for your great loss.My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family.Sincerely,Laurie McLendon
Prayers for comfort remembering his wonderful life❤️
Such a fine gentleman married to a lovely lady. He will be missed.
So sorry to hear of Allen's passing. I always treasure the times we had working in the elections. He was the best!!