Visitation for Richard Martinez Sr, 64 of Lubbock will be from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm Friday, September 23, 2016 at Broadway Funeral Directors. Services for Mr. Martinez will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016 in the Chapel at Broadway Funeral Directors with Joel Perez officiating. Burial will follow immediately in Peaceful Gardens Memorial Park under the direction of Broadway Funeral Directors.
Mr. Martinez passed away Wednesday, September 21, 2016 in Lubbock. He was born January 9, 1952 in Yorktown to the late Jose Maria and Soyla Martinez. He married Isabel Longoria on August 13, 2016 in Lubbock and worked as a custodian for many years. He enjoyed having cookouts, fishing and listening to music; in particular the classic heavy metal and the jalapeno mix on the radio. Cheering on the Dallas Cowboys and watching western movies were also some of his favorite past times. His greatest passion however, was being surrounded by his friends and family.
He is preceded in death by his loving parents; brothers Roland Martinez, Jose “Chepo” Martinez, Jessie “Flaco” Martinez, Juan “Mon” R. Martinez and Benny Martinez; Sisters Delores Ponce and Rafaela Gonzales.
He is survived by his wife, Isabel Longoria of Lubbock; Son, Richard Martinez Jr. of Lubbock; Step Sons, Steven Perez of Colorado and Sebastian Realyvasquez of Lubbock; Daughter, Doreen Grimaldo of Lubbock; Step Daughter, Connie Sepeda of San Antionio; Brother, Ernest Martinez Sr. of Lubbock; Sister, Irene Escobedo of Sanger.
Twelve grandchildren and one great grandchild.