Mr. Martinez was born Oct. 11, 1945, in Pharr to Petra (Garcia) and Domingo Martinez Sr. He married Bernave Franco in Corpus Christi on Aug. 7, 1970, and was a Catholic. He was a truck driver by profession.
He was preceded in death by his father, Domingo Martinez Sr.; a daughter, Gina V. Martinez; a brother, Jesus Martinez; and a sister, Jackie Franco.
Survivors include his wife, Bernave Martinez of Corpus Christi; his mother, Petra Martinez of Skidmore; a daughter, Bernice Day of Corpus Christi; two sons, Jacob Anthony Martinez of San Antonio and Lucas Joe A. Martinez of Corpus Christi; four grandchildren, Tabitha Nicole Fisher, Serenna Daniella Smith, Francisco Alejandro Martinez and Jada Raquel Martinez; two brothers, Joe Martinez of Minnesota and Domingo Martinez Jr. of Skidmore; and two sisters, Josefina Martinez of McAllen and Janie Godines of Alice.
Visitation was held from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Angelus Funeral Home. A rosary was recited there that evening at 7 o’clock.
The funeral Mass was celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Father Sebastian Thomas officiating. Burial followed in the Evergreen Cemetery in Skidmore.
Pallbearers were Jacob Anthony Martinez, Lucas Joe A. Martinez, Alfredo A. Soliz, Domingo Martinez Jr., Domingo Martinez III, Matthew Longoria, Juaquin “Jack” Marroquin and Aulton Daniel Day.
Angelus Funeral Home