He was born September 2, 1932 in Karnes City to Cleo and Gertrude Valadez Martinez. He married Mary Ann Montoya on June 9, 1997 in Karnes City. He was a retired pipeline welder.
Survivors include is wife, Mary Ann Martinez of Karnes City; daughter, Leticia Martinez and her son Andrew Rios of Karnes City; son, Paul Anthony and his wife Jennifer Martinez of South Carolina and their children, Emma Rae, Carlos Anthony, Olivia and Pipa Martinez; sister, Mary Helen and her husband David De La Rosa of Austin and their daughter, Gabby; and brother Cleo Martinez of Houston.
Preceded in death by his parents; sister Leonora Villanueva and brother Jessse Martinez.
A rosary was recited Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Panna Maria at 6 p.m. with Mass celebrated at 7 p.m.
Pallbearers were Jimmy Rodriguez, Dan Rodriguez, Gilbert Perales, Mario Rodriguez, Raymond Lerma, Jr. and Chelo Villarreal. Eckols Funeral Home.