David Leon Martinez


David Leon Martinez

David Leon Martinez, 29, of Gonzales, Texas passed away on Monday, Feb. 12 at the Heights of Gonzales Nursing Home in Gonzales, Texas.

Funeral mass is under the direction of Buffington Funeral Home in Gonzales, Texas and will be held on Friday, Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at Saint James Catholic Church in Gonzales, Texas with Father Paul Raaz officiating. Interment will follow at Saint James Catholic Cemetery in Gonzales, Texas. A Rosary will be recited on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. at Saint James Catholic Church with Deacon John Klapuch officiating.

David was born on Oct. 14, 1988 in Seguin, Texas. He was the son of David Hodges and Susie Martinez. David graduated from Bastrop High School in May of 2007. He attended Stephen F. Austin State University and Navarro College. He was a member of Saint James Catholic Church in Gonzales. David worked as a cheer coach for Twister Cheer Company which he loved doing. He enjoyed cheering, dancing, and spending time with his family. David was truly a beautiful person inside and out and he will be missed dearly.

David is survived by his mother and step-father; Susie and Sonny Ramirez of Gonzales, Texas, his father; David Hodges of Austin, Texas, three brothers; Sonny Ramirez Jr. of Gonzales, Texas, Blaine Hodges of San Antonio, Texas, Elijah Hodges of Austin, three sisters; Breanna Hodges of Gonzales, Texas, Kayla Ramirez and her husband, Jesse Zavala of Gonzales, Texas, Aalijah Hodges of Austin, Texas, one nephew; Jonathon Zavala of Gonzales, Texas, and one niece; Jesslyn Zavala of Gonzales, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents; Gussie Mae Tealer and Janie Delosantos, his grandparents; Farris and Mammie Woodson, Frank and Juanita Martinez, and a cousin; David Martinez Jr.

Pallbearers for Mr. Martinez will be; Arthur Martinez, Frankie Martinez, David Martinez, Blaine Hodges, Stephen Cobler, Tyrone Holdman. Honorary Pallbearer will be Brian Martinez, Jr.

To join the family in celebrating David’s life and to offer words of comfort, please go to: www.buffingtonfuneralhomegonzales.com.