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Manuel Martinez Sr.

March 18, 1961 ~ January 22, 2024 (age 62) 62 Years Old
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Manuel Martinez Sr. Obituary

Manuel Martinez Sr., a cherished husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, and friend, passed away peacefully on January 22, 2024, in his hometown of Corpus Christi, TX, at the age of 62. Born on March 18, 1961, in the same vibrant city, Manuel's life was a testament to his enduring spirit and the love he shared with those around him.

Manuel's journey began as the beloved son of Juan E. Martinez and Delia Martinez, who, along with his brother Noe Martinez, sisters Dahila and Olga Martinez, and his beloved daughters Stephanie Ann Marie Martinez and Melissa Michelle Martinez, preceded him in death. His life was a rich tapestry of experiences that were shared with his devoted wife, Rosalinda Martinez, and their loving children, Manuel Martinez Jr., Mark Anthony (Erica), Matthew Martinez, Josh Martinez, and Amber Lee Martinez. Manuel's legacy continues through his adoring 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren, who brought immense joy and pride to his life.

His siblings, Johnny (May), Lupe, David, Daniel (Carolina), Euncine (Rick), Carol, and Rosa Martinez, will remember Manuel for his unwavering support, infectious laughter, and the genuine care he extended to each of them. His presence was a source of comfort and strength, and his absence will be deeply felt by all who knew him.

Manuel's early education took place at Austin Smith Elementary and Ella Barnes Jr. High, culminating at Roy Miller High School, all within the Corpus Christi area. His strong work ethic was evident from the tender age of 14, as he embarked on a career that showcased his diverse skills. Known as a certified first-class welder, he also excelled in construction and was recognized by many as a man of all trades. His professional life was marked by dedication and a reputation for excellence in every task he undertook.

Beyond his work, Manuel's passions painted the picture of a man who embraced life with vigor and enthusiasm. His love for music was eclectic, ranging from oldies to country, hard rock, and SPM; reflecting the depth of his personality. Family gatherings were often highlighted by his talent for DJ'ing, where he shared his love for music with all.

Manuel was also a sports enthusiast, with a particular fondness for basketball, football, baseball, golf, boxing, hockey, and car races. His competitive spirit shone brightly when he raced his hot power Mustang car down Ayers St., a sight that friends and family will fondly remember. The neighborhood football games with his buddies, children, and grandchildren were legendary, showcasing his playful side and his love for community.

Manuel's life was a reflection of his values: family, hard work, and joy in the simple pleasures. His impact on the lives of those he touched was profound, and his memory will be cherished and celebrated by all who were fortunate enough to know him.

As we bid farewell to Manuel Martinez Sr., we hold tight to the memories that he leaves behind—a legacy of love, perseverance, and the ability to find happiness in every moment. His spirit will continue to guide and inspire us, and his story will be told with love by generations to come.

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