Graveside services for Marcial Martinez, 57, of Roswell, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 5, 2010, at South Park Cemetery, with the Rev. George Cruz officiating. Marcial passed away Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in Lubbock, Texas.
Marcial was born in Mayaquez, Puerto Rico, on Oct. 29, 1952, to Rafael Martinez and Isabel Caban Martinez. He married Darlene Martinez Lussow on March 11, 1991, in Las Vegas, N.M. He was a loving husband, father, brother, and son who will be missed by all who love him. After years of fighting illness, he finally went home to be with our Lord on Oct. 17, 2010. Marcial enjoyed life and had a unique sense of humor; he was one of a kind.
Marcial was a very hard worker and always took care of his family. He had a heart of gold, and saw the greater good in everyone. His memories will continue to live on in all of our hearts, HE WILL BE GREATLY MISSED
.â€œWe Love You, Papa.â€ He is survived by his wife of 19 years, Darlene Martinez, of Roswell; two sons, Marcial P. Martinez, and wife, Joni, of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Howard S. Martinez, and wife, Desire, of Las Vegas; four daughters, Sonja R. Rodriguez, and husband, Lazaro, of Roswell, Eddi/E.J. Martinez, and husband, Rick, of Las Vegas, Tanisha S. Ortiz, and husband, Efren, of Roswell, and Alicia K. Larrinaga, and husband, Luis; two brothers, Joe Martinez, of Florida, and Orlando Martinez, and wife, Maria, of Florida; a sister, Maria Hernandez, and husband, Tony; his father, Rafael Martinez, of Puerto Rico; and numerous cousins, nephews and nieces. Marcial was preceded in death by his mother, Isabel Martinez; and his brother, Robert Martinez.
Please take a moment to share your thoughts and memories with the family in the online register book at andersonbethany.com. Services are under the direction of Anderson- Bethany Funeral Home and Crematory