Pedro "Pete" Martinez

Pedro  Martinez

Pete Martinez, 80, passed away at his home in Texas City on Friday, March 16, 2013 surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Pete was born on September 17, 1932 to Manuel and Monica Martinez in Richmond, Texas. He retired from Galveston County after 20 years. Pete was an avid Yankees and Cowboys fan.

He is preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and three brothers. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 60 years, Lenida, his two sons, Pete Jr.; and Bobby and his wife Mira; his three daughters Suzanne and Ron Enriquez; Sonia and Al Vasquez; and Heidi and Andrew Baize. He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 6 PM with a rosary to follow at 7PM at Carnes Funeral Home in Texas City, Texas. The Funeral Mass will be held Thursday March 21, 2013 at St. Mary’s Church at 10 AM followed by burial at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Dickinson, Texas.

If Tomorrow Never Comes

When tomorrow starts without me,

And I’m not there to see,

If the sun should rise and find your eyes

All filled with tears for me;

I wish so much you wouldn’t cry

The way you did today,

While thinking of the many things,

We didn’t get to say.

I know how much you love me,

As much as I love you,

And each time that you think of me,

I know you’ll miss me too;

But when tomorrow starts without me,

Please try to understand,

That an angel come and called my name,

And took me by the hand,

And said my place was ready,

In heaven far above,

And that I’d have to leave behind

All those I dearly love.

So when tomorrow starts without me,

Don’t think we’re far part,

For every time you think of me,

I’m right here, in your heart.