He was born Oct. 14, 1948, in Beeville to Aurora (Garcia) and Federico Martinez Sr. He served in the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Federico and Aurora Martinez; two brothers, Federico Martinez Jr. and Raul Martinez; and two sisters, Maria Rodriguez and Lupita Martinez.
Survivors include a son, John Phillip Martinez of Beeville; a brother, Joe (Irene) Martinez of Beeville; a sister, Consuelo Zuniga of Beeville; a niece, Linda (Marty) Cantu of Beeville; an aunt, Virginia Martinez of Beeville; and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members.
Visitation was held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Angelus Funeral Home. A prayer service was conducted there at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 24, 2011.
The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011, at Angelus Funeral Home, with Aaron Zuniga officiating.
Burial followed in the Beeville Memorial Park.
Pallbearers were Robin Bright, Geraldo Cantu, Ismael Martinez, Luis Balderas, Joshua Cantu and Jerry Martinez.
Honorary pallbearers were Raul Martinez Jr., Marty Cantu, Juan Rodriguez, Ramon Rodriguez, Joe Henry Gonzalez and Arturo Gonzales.
Angelus Funeral Home