WATERTOWN -- Funeral services are planned for 4 p.m. Thursday, April 15 at the Round Lick Baptist Church for Mr. Martinez, 73, of Hartsville.
Born in Tererro, New Mexico, he died Apr. 10, 2010 at Nashville's Vanderbilt Hospital. A veteran of the US Air Force, he was the son of Gabriel and Odessa Ballard Martinez.
The family will receive friends Wednesday between the hours of 5-8 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home and Thursday from 12 Noon until the service at Round Lick. Services will be conducted by Rev. Steve Mayle. Burial with military honors will be at the Jones Hill Cemetery.
Survivors include: wife Verna Favella Martinez of Watertown and sons: Preston (Nancy) Martinez of Watertown, Mike (Ruthie) Martinez of Colorado, Jerry (Jana) Martinez of California and Danny (Candace) Martinez of Hartsville.
Also surviving are 12 grandchildren, four great grandchildren, siblings: Evelyn Heman, Gabriel (Elvira) Martinez, Edward (June) Martinez and Jerry (Carolyn) Martinez along with several nieces and nephews.
Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.
Hunter Funeral Home, Watertown, is in charge of arrangements.