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Joe Martinez

December 8, 1957 — March 4, 2021

Jayton, Texas

Joe R. Martinez from Jayton, Texas, beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, and uncle went to be with his Heavenly Father on Wednesday, March 4,2021.  He was born December 8, 1957 to Juanita and Anselmo Martinez.

Joe worked at Exxon/Mobil for over 30 years.  He also worked in Iraq and Russia for Exxon/Mobil.  When he retired there, he came home to work at Jayton-Girard ISD.  Joe became mayor for Jayton in May of 2019 and served until his death.

Joe loved being with family, going to all sports to see his grandkids play, and he loved playing golf with his sons and all of his friends.  He loved to make sure everyone had plenty to eat, so he loved to grill.  Joe was a big part of his community and loved to help whenever possible.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Juanita and Anselmo Martinez of Jayton; and one sister, Lydia Garcia of Jayton.

He is survived by his loving wife, Connie, two sons, Michael Martinez of Jayton, Mark Martinez and his wife Kim of Allen, Texas, one daughter Melissa Smith of Jayton; seven grandchildren, Jadah of Lubbock, Pecos, Harley, Knox, and Harper of Jayton; Carter and Jane Martinez of Allen; brothers, Elmo Martinez (Monica) of Jayton; Robert Martinez (Mary Helen) of Plainview; Ruben Martinez (Jackie) of Jayton; Max Martinez (Stephanie) of Amarillo; sisters, Lupe Martinez of Alice, Texas; Sylvia Martinez of Jayton; Concha and Laurencio Sierra of Fort worth; Millie and Carlos Gonzalez of Dallas.

Joe will be missed by all who had the opportunity to know him.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Recitation of the Rosary

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Starts at 5:00 pm (Central time)

Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home Chapel

111 N McKinley Ave, Rotan, TX 79546

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Graveside Service

Monday, March 8, 2021

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Jayton Cemetery

, Jayton, TX 79528

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