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Thomas Martinez, a loving, fearless, and caring man, passed away on January 17, 2021. He will always be remembered for his sense of humor and goofiness, his passion for sports, and his deep love for his children.
Thomas was born on July 9, 1968 to Ines Martinez and Virginia Barron Martinez. He graduated from Caldwell High School in 1987. Thomas was raised on a farm with many animals, vegetable gardens, and watermelon patches. When he was supposed to be working, you could often find him standing around and eating more tomatoes than he was picking. Thomas grew a love for the outdoors at a young age when his father bought him his first gun; he was so excited that once he learned how to use it, he never put it down. Thomas and his father also built a tank in the back pasture, and developed a love for fishing. The tank was one of Thomas' proudest accomplishments. He held his memories with his father close to his heart.
When Thomas was not filling a room with laughter, he was hunting, fishing, and barbequing, and you could guarantee he had a beer in his hand. Thomas has always been a fearless man and the life of the party. He has always been adventurous and never had a dull moment. Thomas loved taking his family and friends on adventures with him. He bought a green Kawasaki dirt bike and could not wait to take his brothers and sisters on a ride and drive fast and crazy so he could scare them. He enjoyed watching football with his two sons Thomas Jr. and Michael.
Thomas believed that hard work and being an honest man would help you have a good life. He made sure his children were provided for, and that they were happy and healthy. He took pride in his family and always enjoyed the simple things in life.
Thomas is survived by his wife Araceli Martinez; his children Thomas Martinez Jr. (Elizabeth De La Portilla), Michael Martinez and his wife Sierra Martinez, Matthew Martinez, Amy Martinez (Joe Graves); his grandchildren Evangeline Martinez, Leonardo Martinez, Aria Rose Graves; his father Ines Martinez; his siblings Joseph Martinez, Mary Teel, Lillian Maldonado, Anthony Martinez, Cecilia Owen, Daniel Martinez;
Thomas was reunited with his mother Virginia Barron Martinez.
The family would like to send out a special thank you to all his family and friends, his BTU family, and everybody at Hillier Funeral Home, Especially Hunter Golson.
A Visitation will be held from 5-7 pm, with a rosary starting at 7 pm, on Monday, January 25, 2021, at Hillier of Bryan. A Funeral Liturgy will be held at Hillier of Bryan on Tuesday, January 26, at 11 am, with a graveside service following at Bryan City Cemetery.
Monday, January 25, 2021
5:00 - 7:00pm
Monday, January 25, 2021
Starts at 7:00pm
Tuesday, January 26, 2021
Starts at 11:00am
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