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Willie Martinez

Willie Martinez

Thursday, February 10th, 1949 - Friday, April 16th, 2021
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Obituary

Willie Martinez, born in and longtime resident of McCamey, has gone to be with our Savior. He was 72. Willie died on Friday evening, April 16, 2021, surrounded by his immediate family at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa, Texas, at 10:10p.m. Mr Martinez dealt with Diabetes and heart complications. He passed away after a cardiac arrest and heart attack.

He is preceded in death by his parents Victor Martinez and Hortencia Molina; and his brother, Albert Martinez and sister, Juanita Franco. He is survived by his daughter, Vanessa Rodgers and husband Chad of McCamey; a son , Albert Martinez and wife Yanette, of Boerne; sister Dorothy Barcenas and husband Juan of Grand Prairie; and sister Lupe Martinez of McCamey; six grandchildren, Alyson Zuniga-Martinez of Austin, Gaston Zuniga-Martinez of McCamey; Thad Rodgers of McCamey; Julian and Amaan Martinez of Boerne; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dad will always be remembered for his love of golf, playing pool, music, dancing, the McCamey Badgers and the Dallas Cowboys. Dad enjoyed traveling to follow his son’s football career and coaching career at different schools and was a fan of every team. He enjoyed viewing all sports but truly took pride in watching his grandkids play their sporting events. His love for his grandkids will truly be missed for they will miss “the claw” “the spider” “shooting hoops” “trying fine wine” and “learning new genres of music”. He had an infectious smile and did not know a stranger. He welcomed all. Dad loved being a Badger from McCamey, Tx. He loved his community of McCamey. He was the first Latino elected as Upton County Commissioner and served for 5 consecutive terms. Dad loved working with his community and making it a better place to live. He had a great group of golfing buddies, the Chile’s as they fondly called each other, they were with Dad through the fun times and the really hard times and kept him busy after his beloved wife, Linda, passed away.

May he finally rest in peace with his maker and find eternal bliss with his loving bride, which he truly deserves. His viewing will take place on Thursday, April 22 from 12pm-7pm with the Rosary at 7pm in the Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home in McCamey, followed by his funeral Mass on Friday, April 23, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in McCamey, TX at 4pm (limited to immediate family only due to COVID restrictions), internment will be at the Resthaven Cemetery in McCamey at 5pm and then a beautiful and memorable celebration of life at his “happy place” The McCamey Country Club where stories, pictures, music and love will be shared.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 | 1:00pm - 9:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 1:00pm - 9:00pm
    Location
    Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1000 FM 1901
    McCamey, Texas 79752
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Second Visitation

    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | 9:00am - 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 9:00am - 3:00pm
    Location
    Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Chapel
    Address
    1000 FM 1901
    McCamey, Texas 79752
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 | 7:00pm
    When
    Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 7:00pm
    Location
    Shaffer-Nichols Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1000 FM 1901
    McCamey, Texas 79752
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | 4:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 4:00pm
    Location
    Sacred Heart Catholic Church
    Address
    722 S. Burleson Ave.
    McCamey, Texas 79752
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    Notes
    Please allow this time for family only at the church due to covid restrictions of only 50.
    Officiant
    Father Kumar Jujjuvarapu
  • Interment

    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | 5:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 5:00pm
    Location
    Resthaven Cemetery
    Address
    2000 FM 305 South
    McCamey, Texas 79752
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    Notes
    No restrictions at the cemetery. All friends can attend.

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Sending prayers and love during this difficult time: Shelby and Patrick Shelby, Pam and Roy Stroman, Lesley and Mike Salinas, Gloria and Haskel Buff
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The Stroman Family

Posted at 09:47am
We are truly sorry for your loss. We pray for God to give you strength during your time of need. Sorry we could not be there. We love you guys.
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Posted at 08:36pm
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family. May you find comfort in Gods promise that today your Dad is rejoicing in heaven.
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