Viewing and visitation for Luis R. Martinez, 71, of Lubbock will be from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in the Chapel of Calvillo Funeral Home-Lubbock. With a prayer service beginning at 6:00 pm the same day. A Celebration of Life will be held 10:00 am, Thursday. January 21, 2021 with Pastor Mario Davila officiating with burial following in Meadow Cemetery under the direction of Calvillo Funeral Home.
Mr. Martinez was called to be with the Lord, Monday, January 18, 2021. He was born on September 30, 1949, in Meadow, Texas to the late Pedro and Julia Martinez. Later in life on July 10, 1999 he married Julia Sanchez in Lubbock. Luis was the patriarch of his family, he worked as a welder for numerous years and always took care of his family. A man of God, Luis was a pastor and ministered God’s word. His family will always remember and cherish how Luis, enjoyed joking around, was always happy and was always smiling.
He is preceded in death parents Pedro and Julia Martinez; two brothers Joaquin Martinez and Pedro Martinez Jr. and by a grandson Jayden Martinez.
Survivors include wife Julia Martinez of Lubbock; five sons Luis Martinez Jr. of Dimmitt, Gabriel Martinez of Lubbock, George Martinez of Lubbock, J.D. Martinez of Lubbock and Ricky Tenorio of Midland; six daughters Maria Martinez of Lubbock, Michelle Garcia of Arlington, Michelle Longoria of Charlotte, Belinda McBride of Lubbock, Crystal De Luna of San Angelo and April Bailey of San Angelo; two brothers Juan Manuel Martinez and Pasqual Martinez both of Lubbock; thirty seven grandchildren and nineteen great grandchildren.
According to local and state guidelines, facemasks will be required at all times during visitation and funeral services. Temperatures will be taken upon entering funeral home