San Benito resident Miguel Martinez, 88, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Miguel was born on September 29, 1931. At the age of 18 he enlisted in the United States Army and served during the Korean Conflict and was stationed in France.
Upon the completion of his tour of duty, he used the GI Bill to attend Texas Southmost College in Brownsville, Texas. Miguel was a skilled carpenter and was self employed as a subcontractor in home construction.
He enjoyed his retirement working on projects and spending time with his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Melba M. Estapa; parents, Ernesto and Maria Martinez; and siblings, Dolores Lucio, Guadalupe Reyes, Tomasa Rocha, and Ernesto Martinez Jr.
Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 68 years, Alicia G. Martinez; daughters, Patricia (Elias) Rodriguez, Norma Lopez, Leticia (Rolando) Silva; grandchildren, Joshua, Matthew, Luke Rodriguez; Roland Michael, and Allison Silva; and Joey, Sarah, Kimberly, and Eric Estapa; great grandchild, Nathan Silva; along with his siblings, Asencion Martinez, Raul Martinez, and Rosa Martinez.
Visitation will begin on Monday, December 2, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with Military Honors at 5:00 p.m. under the auspice of Brownsville V.F.W. Post 2035 and a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Thomae Garza Funeral Home in San Benito, Texas.
In accordance to his wishes cremation services will follow.
You may sign the online guestbook and send words of comfort, flowers, or sympathy cards to the family of Miguel Martinez at: www.thomaegarza.com.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of Thomae-Garza Funeral Home and Crematory, 395 S. Sam Houston Blvd., San Benito, Texas, (956) 399-1331.
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