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Connally/Compton Funeral Directors

4400 West Waco Drive, Waco, TX

OBITUARY

Jesus "Jesse" Martinez, Jr.

27 February , 19504 July , 2019
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Mr. Jesus (Jesse) Martinez, Jr., age 69, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 in Waco, Texas. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2019 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Interment to follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Waco with military honors provided by the United States Air Force. Visitation will be from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. July 8, at Connally/Compton Funeral Directors. Jesse was born on February 27, 1950 to Jesus, Sr., and Anita (Navejar) Martinez in Waco, Texas. He was a longtime resident of Waco. He married the love of his life, Gloria Sisneros on April 25, 1970, and they celebrated 49 years together. Mr. Martinez was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He served as a Sergeant in the Air Force from 1970-1974. He loved coaching, and coached at Southern Little League over 25 years. He was also a member of the Waco Missions and coached semi-pro baseball. Jesse enjoyed carpentry, sports, family, and spending time with his children. He was known as the Infamous Uncle Jesse and South Waco Champion. Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Teresa Vela, Beatrice Barron, Theodora DeLuna, Guadalupe Villarrial, and Rosie Martinez; brothers, Rudy Martinez, Ramon Martinez, and David Martinez. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Martinez of Waco; daughter, Eva Marie Martinez of Waco; son, Joe Victor Martinez and wife, Deana of Waco; grandchildren: Alfonso Palacios, Gabriela Palacios, Aariyah Martinez, Braylen Jai Martinez, Jovi Martinez, and Grayson Martinez all of Waco; sisters, Eva DeLeon, Margie Sanchez, Herlinda Morales and husband, George, Stella Montelongo and husband, Ernest, Rebecca Anderson and husband, Scotty Dog; a host of nieces and nephews; He had great influence on everyone he came in contact with. Jesse will be missed. The family would like to thank the staff at Westview Manor and Interim Hospice for the wonderful care that was provide to our loved one. Pallbearers: Andre Villarrial, Jaime Villarrial, Ernie Montelongo, Ezra Estrada, Kiko Garcia, Raymond Lopez (AKA #5), Frank Gregory DeLeon. Honorary Pallbearers: Leo Torres, Alfonso Palacios, Ernest Montelongo and Donnie Cleere.

  • FAMILY

  • Jesse was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Teresa Vela, Beatrice Barron, Theodora DeLuna, Guadalupe Villarrial, and Rosie Martinez; brothers, Rudy Martinez, Ramon Martinez, and David Martinez. Survivors include his wife, Gloria Martinez of Waco; daughter, Eva Marie Martinez of Waco; son, Joe Victor Martinez of Waco; grandchildren: Alfonso Palacios, Gabriela Palacios, Aariyah Martinez, Braylen Jai Martinez, Jovi Martinez, and Grayson Martinez all of Waco; sisters, Eva DeLeon, Margie Sanchez, Herlinda Morales and husband, George, Stella Montelongo and husband, Ernest, Rebecca Anderson and husband, Scotty Dog; a host of nieces and nephews;
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Andre Villarrial
  • Jaime Villarrial
  • Ernie Montelongo
  • Ezra Estrada
  • Kiko Garcia
  • Raymond Lopez (AKA #5)
  • Frank Gregory DeLeon
  • Scott Anderson, Honorary
  • Leo Torres, Honorary
  • Alfonso Palacios, Honorary
  • Ernest Montelongo, Honorary
  • Donnie Cleere, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Monday, 8 July , 2019
  • Rosary Monday, 8 July , 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, 9 July , 2019

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Gracie Gonzales

10 July 2019

To the Martinez Family, thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May your memories of Jesse provide you comfort.

Nati Surita

9 July 2019

Gloria and family you have our deepest condolences . He was a good friend to our family and a lot of others as well. He will be greatly missed. Please know that we will be praying for you and your family to find comfort and peace.

Sincerely,
Nati, Micheal, and Anthony Surita

Nati Surita

9 July 2019

Gloria and family you have our deepest condolences . He was a good friend to our family and a lot of others as well. He will be greatly missed. Please know that we will be praying for you and your family to find comfort and peace.

Sincerely,
Nati, Micheal, and Anthony Surita

Melissa Mansolo

8 July 2019

My most sincere condolences to the Martinez Family. Jesse will be truly missed. A wonderful person, always there for his family and friends.

Todd Haney

8 July 2019

A great man and a great family! Jesse made a positive impact on so many lives. Know that many people are remembering and honoring Jesse at this time. God Bless
Todd, Kira and Tanner Haney

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