Nicolas “Nick” Martinez, 64, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at his residence.
Funeral Mass is under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home and will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church with Father Pal Raaz officiating. Interment will follow at Saint James Catholic Cemetery. A rosary will be recited on Monday, Dec. 18, at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Nick was born on June 3, 1953 in Bebe, Texas. He was the son of Bonifacio Sr and Juanita Martinez. He attended Gonzales schools, He worked for Barnhill Poultry for several years, then became self-employed prior to going to work for HEB for 22 years. Nick enjoyed visiting and joking with his family and hunting and fishing with his brothers, sons and grandsons. Nick was a very kind and compassionate man, and not to mention, very hard working, dedicated and dependable. Nick never said “No” when he was called in to work on his days off. He will be greatly missed by many.
Nick is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sylvia Martinez. Brothers; Bonifacio Jr. [Francis] from Gonzales, Texas, Tony Martinez [Alice] of Petersburg, Texas, Freddie Martinez [Christina] of Gonzales, Texas, Rudy Martinez [Kari Breitschoph] of Gonzales, Texas Ernie Martinez [Sherry Roach] Gonzales, Texas, sisters; Jane Padilla [Lupe] Longoria] of Gonzales, Texas, Elisa DeLos Santos of Luling, Texas, Mary Ornelas [Lee] of Gonzales, Texas, Paula Martinez of Gonzales, Texas, Elsie Martinez of Gonzales, Texas, sons: Mark Martinez [Melissa] of Gonzales, Texas, Nick Martinez Jr. of San Antonio, Texas, grandchildren: Morgan Martinez, Steven Flores, Niccolas Martinez III, Isabel Martinez, Nayellie Martinez and Mark Martinez Jr. great grandchildren: Rafael Flores, Mattyx Martinez, Avery Rickman and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Parents, Bonifacio Sr. and Juanita Martinez, niece Elizabeth Jane DeLos Santos, and granddaughter Ariana Michelle Martinez.
Pallbearers for Mr. Martinez will be; Tony Martinez, Freddie Martinez, Rudy Martinez, Ernie Martinez, Steven Flores, Nicolas Martinez III. Honorary Pallbearers will be; Bonifacio Martinez Jr., Eric Garcia, Daniel Ibarra, Misael Ontiveros, Cosme Molina and Jose Alva.
To join the family in celebrating Nick’s life and to offer words of comfort and condolences, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomegonzales.com.