Rudolfo Martinez

12/14/1943 –


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  • Rosary
Date: 03/25/2020
Time: 7:00 pm
 – 8:00 pm
  • Funeral Service
Date: 03/26/2020
Time: 11:00 am
 – 12:00 pm


Rudolfo Martinez passed away on March 23, 2020. Mr. Martinez’s immediate family will gather to recite the Holy Rosary today, March 25, at 7:00 p.m., followed by a family service to celebrate his life of 76, at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 26, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel. In support of our city officials and the health of our community, no other guests will be permitted to attend the in-person event at this time. Family and friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish and view a live stream of his service in the area below the obituary.

Rudolfo Martinez was born on December 14, 1943, to David P. Martinez, Sr. and Irene Longoria in Wharton, Texas. Rudolfo married San Juanita “Janie” Veliz Martinez on November 29, 1967, in Slaton, Texas.

Rudolfo served in the United States Marine Corps and was sent in 1967 to Camp Pendleton in California. Soon after graduation from bootcamp he was deployed to the Republic of Vietnam as a Rifleman. He served until 1969. During his service, he was awarded a Purple Heart, the Vietnamese Service Medal, National Defence Service Medal, Navy Commendation Medal, and the Navy Achievement Medal with Combat “V” .

He eventually wound up working for the United States Postal Service until his retirement in 2002.

He enjoyed playing golf with his sons and grandchildren. He loved fishing with his family both freshwater and especially saltwater fishing. He was passionate about both into his later years.

His final days were spent surrounded by family and most enjoyed sitting on his back porch watching his grandchildren play, watching the dog chase the squirrels and having his family idly chatting and discussing life around him.

Survivors include his wife, Janie Martinez; three sons, Joven Martinez wife, Jennifer; William Martinez and wife, Veronica; Eric Martinez and wife, Clara; four sisters, Patricia Adame, Teresa Hernandez, Josie Cano, Rosemary Figueroa; and brother, James Morales and wife, Anna.

His grandchildren include: Christopher Martinez, Bianca Martinez, Brissa Martinez, Bella Martinez, Diego Martinez, Natalie Martinez, Brooke Martinez, Jonah Martinez, Zoe Martinez, Sophia Martinez, Zayden Martinez

His great-grandchildren include: Christian Acevedo and Madison Acevedo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, David P. Martinez, Sr. and Irene Longoria; two brothers, David Martinez, Jr. and Joe Martinez;

Celebration of Life



20 thoughts on “Rudolfo Martinez”

  1. Sylvester Cantu

    The Cantu Family from Midland wishes to express its deepest condolences to the entire family of Rudy. Janie and Sons, we wish that we could be with you. Please know that we are praying for his soul and for all of you’ll as you’ll mourn your loss and our loss as well. Please cherish your memories of your husband, father, grandfather/great-grandfather. We hope to see you’ll soon. God Bless all of you.

  2. Mary & Enrique Estrello

    Our sincere condolences to all the Martinez Family. May he Rest In Peace and let perpetual light shine upon him.

  3. Veronica Martinez

    Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers for the family. The Cantu family will be missed but we will be together spiritually.

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sorrowful time. Rudy was such a neat man. I know his grandpuppy Felicia will miss him tremendously as will his grandchildren/ neighbors Bella, Natalie, Zoey, Sophie and Zayden. I know you are no longer in pain and now resting in heaven. R. I.P. until we met again brave warrior. Hugs to you Janie and Eric.
    Carmen Aguirre

  5. My sincere condolences to all of the Martinez familia. I am so sorry for your loss. I have many great memories of my padrino Rudy. My thoughts will be with y’all.

    I can still his strong voice call out “William” whenever we were up to travesuras.

  6. My most sincere condolences to the Martinez family, Clara and Eric. May the Lord give u peace of heart. May the many happy memories carry you in the days and years ahead. Praying for peace in your heart. May His embrace carry you through the days ahead. Blessings.

  7. Our most heartfelt condolences go out to the Martinez family. Rudy was a good man, he will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. May the family find solace in knowing that he is with our Lord and Saviour. May he rest in peace.

  8. Rudy and Vivian Riojas

    Janie, we send our deepest condolences to you ,and your family.We are praying for God’s peace and comfort at this time of sorrow. You , and your family are in our thoughts and prayers .

  9. Cousin Janie. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, y’all son’s and there Families. I will have fond memories of the two of yall at mama house and when we use go stay at too and Tia in Hale Center. I never forget how you missed Rudy when he was in the Service. Thank you for Rudy time serving our Country and the sacrifice you made you are in prayers . I miss you all. God bless you and your family and. May the Holy Spirit bring comfort to you all. Love you Rosa la de Elvira & Mike. God be with you Ms.

  10. Our deepest condolences to the Martinez family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you all.
    The Villarreal Family

  11. We are sorry about your loss. Rudy and I had coffee together many mornings at McDonald’s. I enjoyed visiting with him. I have missed him lately but did not know how to contact him.
    With sympathy,
    Jodie Wallace

  12. Veronica Martinez

    Thank you for your condolences, kind thoughts and prayers. We are blessed to have dear friends and family members.

  13. Abel & Amanda Garcia

    Our sincere condolences to the Martinez family. Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
    The Garcia Family

  14. Robert and Fannie Chavez

    We learned just recently of your family’s loss, and we are so saddened. You have heard and will hear many tender, loving words of comfort, all sincerely spoken. There are no words that Fannie and I can add that can take away the hurt and feelings of desolation, but we care !! We share your sadness, and we express to your family our deepest and most sincere sympathy. Rely upon our Lord God for strength, as we pray it for your family. Think upon the time that God blessed your family and friends, each of us in different ways, for allowing us all, to have known and experienced Rudy, than not to have known him at all!
    God bless your family-
    Most humbly-
    Robert and Fannie Chavez (Joe’s older brother and sister-in-law)

  15. David- n- Estella Martinez

    Our deepest sympathies, love and prayers to the family and friends that stay behind to continue our battles in life. Uncle Rudy fought for our freedom today we celebrate his life.

  16. Armando Rodriguez

    My condolences to the Martinez family. I am very sorry for your loss. Rudy use to sit around with us drinking coffee at McDonald’s telling us many of his stories. We had been missing him wandering how he was doing and it saddens me that he won’t be able to join us, maybe not physically, but he will always be there spiritually. RIP MY FRIEND, we will miss you!

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