Jose E. Martinez, 85, of Brownsville, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at his residence surrounded by his loving family.
He was born in Brownsville, Texas on July 23, 1933. He graduated from Brownsville High School in 1951 and attended Texas Southmost College where he earned his Associates Degree in Business Administration.
He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War.
He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and served as a lecturer for 42 years, a member of the Serra Club and the Rotary Club for 40 years. He volunteered as an auxillary at VBMC for 17 years.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Olivia C. Martinez and daughter, Beatriz A. Pappas.
He is survived by his two sons; Henry (Miriam) Martinez, Jaime (Kathy) Martinez; two daughters, Annalisa (Beau) Hollingsworth, Clarissa Martinez, son-in-law, Gregory F. Pappas, one brother, Robert Martinez; three sisters, Elisa Rousset, Graciela Pineda, Irma Saucedo, eight grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Sunday February 03, 2019 with a rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. at Darling-Mouser Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 04, 2019 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Internment will follow at Buena Vista Burial Park.
Beloved Martinez family, we are remembering all the lovely times with Enrique and our beloved Beatriz and are blessed by those memories, but our hearts are so saddened with his not being here anymore. We share your the burden of sorrow and hope that all our memories bring solace to your hearts who have known him so much longer than us.
Doug and Becky BrowningGeorgetown, TX
I have such fond and loving memories of all the times I spent with your family. Mr. & Mrs. Martinez always made me feel so welcome as Clarissa and I grew up together. I am thinking and praying for all of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, and comfort in the midst of pain.
Jennifer & Gary
Jennifer & Gary HartwigAurora, IL
I knew Henry for almost 40 years. I work with him on several construction projects during his Valley Ceramic’s days and ushered with him at St. Mary’s. He was always the gentleman in business and his social life. Rest in Peace old Friend. My condolences to the family.
Randy DavisINEZ, TX
Deepest condolences and prayers to the Martinez during this sorrowful time. God bless all.
Charlene (Charlie) AldridgeLaMarque, TX