Jose Martinez Sr., 83 passed away Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at University Medical Center. Services for Mr. Martinez will be 2:00 pm Saturday, January 23, 2016 at St. Patrick Catholic Church with Monsignor Jim O’Connor officiating. Burial will follow at Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home. There will be a viewing for Mr. Martinez starting at 1:00 pm with a rosary at 7:00 pm Friday, January 22, 2016 at Calvillo Funeral Home Chapel.
Jose was born August 24, 1932 in Ecleto, TX to Jose Martinez & Librada Castillo. In his early life, Mr. Martinez worked on steam boats in Louisiana on the Mississippi River. He married the late Marian Olvera on May 14, 1955 and retired from Plains Coop Oil Mill after working there for many years as a loader operator. He enjoyed watching the Dallas Cowboys and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
He is survived by three sons, Jose Martinez of Von Ormy, Steve Martinez of Cibolo, Jesus Martinez of Fayetteville, NC; three daughters, Emma Banda, Janie Martinez, Rosa Ramirez all of Lubbock; eighteen grandchildren; twenty four great grandchildren; six great great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Marian Martinez(2-20-2013), two sons, Guadalupe Martinez(5-5-2002), Roberto Martinez(6-10-2002)