He was born on Nov. 2, 1942 to Paulino and Simona Gomez Martinez Sr. in Goliad.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Demencia Ramirez Martinez of Goliad; daughter, Yolanda Martinez; sons, Paulino Martinez III and Ricardo Martinez; grandchildren, Megan Ashli Valdez, Abram Flabio Valdez and Cyara Demencia Valdez of Goliad; brother, Margarito (Irma) Vega of Grand Prairie; sisters-in-law Sara Martinez, Argentina Pena and Juanita Martinez; and brother-in-law, Roberto Rodriguez of Goliad.
Preceded in death by siblings, Amelia Rodriguez, Ernesto G. Martinez Sr., Amalia (Jose) Bustamante, Alberto G. Martinez Sr., and Elias G. Martinez Sr.
A rosary will be recited on Wednesday, April 2 at 7 p.m. at Grace Funeral Home in Goliad and mass will be on Thursday, April 3 at 10 a.m. at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Goliad with Father Ralph Baidoo officiating.
Burial will follow in San Jacinto cemetery in the Riverdale community.
Pallbearers will be Bill Martinez, Jesse Martinez, Ernest J. Martinez, Elias Martinez Jr., Alberto Martinez Jr., and Ronnie Martinez and honorary bearers will be Samuel Martinez, Roger Martinez, Steven Martinez, Joe Bustamante, Ben Bustamante, Jessie Vega, Jay Vega, Joel Humphrey, Delia Rodriguez, Vickie Rodriguez, and Priscilla Martinez.