Jose "Joe" P. Martinez Jr. left us to rest in peace this June 17th, 2021. He was born on March 18th, 1945, in Fort Stockton, Texas, to Jose and Maria Martinez.
Joe graduated from Fort Stockton High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam, where he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. He then worked for the Texas Proving Grounds Bridgestone/Firestone Test Track and was nicknamed "The Flying Jalapeno".
Joe was married to Maria Louisa Carrillo Martinez. His children include Oscar Martinez of Odessa, Joe Anthony" Tony" Martinez (deceased), JoAnn Sarabia and spouse Sergio of Midland, Myra Santana of Midland, Marcos Martinez and spouse Christina of Fort Stockton, Isaac Martinez of Valentine, Eric Martinez, and spouse Lupe of Odessa. He also has eleven grandchildren.
Joe is preceded in death by his wife, Maria; his parents, Jose, and Maria; son, Tony; grandson Seth; sister Margaret Mackintosh; and brothers, Juan, and Manuel Martinez.
Joe is survived by sons, Oscar C. Martinez, Marcos C. Martinez, Isaac C, Martinez, and Eric C. Martinez; daughters JoAnn M. Sarabia, and Myra M. Santana; and eleven grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Tuesday June 22nd, 2021, from 5 to 7pm, with the rosary beginning at 7pm. Funeral services will be held the following day, the 23rd of June 2021, at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Downtown Parish beginning at 11am.
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