Paul Martinez, Jr.
Paul Martinez, Jr. was born in Galveston, Texas on November 4, 1945. He passed away on Sunday, October 26, 2014 at the age of 68 at Michael E. Debakey VA Medical Center with his family at his side.
He was preceded in death by his father, Paul Martinez, Sr., his mother Jovita Mendoza Martinez, sisters, Anna Soria, Mary Tavares, and Jovita Martinez, and brother, Rudy Martinez.
Paul is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Frances, daughters, Carrie Castro and husband Eddie of Texas City, TX, Senaida Tuck and husband Morris of Hitchcock, TX, and Esther Martinez and partner Donette Line of Galveston, TX. Grandchildren, Morris III and wife Noelia, Tyler, Taylor, Murphy, Kylie, Rainy, and Kade. Great Grandchildren, Tiger and Adelyn. Brothers, Daniel Martinez of Santa Fe, TX, Enemencio Martinez and wife Mary of Hitchcock, TX, Sister-in-law Mona Garcia and husband, Vincent of Santa Fe, TX, brothers-in-law, Erick Villarreal and wife Cynthia of Texas City, TX, and Eddie Ochoa and wife Stephanie of Fort Worth, TX. .
Paul is a long time resident of Hitchcock/Santa Fe, TX. He was drafted into the United States Army in 1966, where he served in the Vietnam War from 1967-1968. He was honorably discharged in 1972. Paul was very proud to have served his country.
Paul had a love of nature and animals; two members of his immediate family are Penny, his 7 year old Australian Shepherd, and Marley, his 2 year old dachshund.
Honorary Pallbearers are: Ruben Saray, Fernando Macias, Roland Martinez, Vincent E. Garcia, III, Rudy Martinez, and Jimmy Soria.
Paul was a man of great strength and character. His faith in Christ has brought peace to his entire family. He was a true matriarch in every way to the Martinez family.
A Celebration of Life Visitation will be held Thursday, October 30th, 2014 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway, Texas City. Funeral Services will follow at 3:00 p.m. Military Honors will be provided by The United States Honor Guard. Pastor Robert Lee will officiate.