Martin Martinez, 73

Martin R. Martinez, 73, of Olney, died Friday, Nov. 2 in a Fort Worth hospital. Rosary was said at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 at Lunn Funeral Home. Funeral mass was at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6 at the St. Theresa’s Catholic Church with Rev. Raymund Mullan officiating. Burial followed in Restland Cemetery under the direction of Lunn Funeral Home. Born Nov. 12, 1927 in Winters, he was the son of Rosalio and Rita (Zepeda) Martinez. He married Esther Amaya Soto on May 25, 1975 in Midland. She preceded him in death on Oct. 19, 2001. He retired in 1995 as a welder having worked for Air Tractor Manufacturing for 31 years. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and a member of St. Theresa’s Catholic Church. He moved to Olney in 1975 from Midland. Survivors include a daughter, Donna Martinez of Olney; three brothers, Albino Martinez of Eden; Alfredo Martinez and Eliseo Martinez, both of McCulloch County; and three sisters; Ernestina Bonilla of California, Santos Martinez and Margarita Martinez, both of Brownwood.

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