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John Dan Martinez Jr.
13 novembre , 1945 – 4 janvier , 2020
John Dan Martinez Jr, or Danny as everyone knew him, passed from this life in Fort Worth, TX on Saturday, January 4, 2020. He was 74 years old.
He was born on Nov 13, 1945 in Ft Worth, TX to Dan John and Marie Rachel Martinez. He spent his childhood enjoying horseback riding and spending time with his grandfather. His hobbies included boxing, football, singing and an immense artistic talent that he used everywhere he went in life. Danny attended Fort Worth Technical High School. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas in Arlington. He is a decorated Captain in the Marines who served two tours in Vietnam where he proudly earned three Purple Hearts, and multiple metals of honor.
Danny had a successful career in mechanical engineering that spanned across different cities and countries. Although he traveled the world, he always returned to his home town. He was a loving and devoted father who always carried smile on his face. He was an avid karaoke singer and spent time with friends, and instilling in his children a sense of family and community. Amongst his friends and family Danny was considered a hero.
He leaves behind an entire tribe and legacy. The following are his family: Children in order of date of birth and spouses: Melinda White and her husband Ed White Frank Soliz, Adriana Martinez- Wentworth , Roxana Martinez, Danielle McBain and her fiancé David Arriaga, John Martinez and his wife Toni Martinez, Valerie Zabinski and her husband Kevin Zabinski Grand children: Jay White, Barrett White, Brian White, Jacob Vu, Rania McBain, Sophia Williams, Karma Martinez Great grand children – Destiny Fernandez Garner Siblings- Linda Hall, Jeanne and husband Harry Sharkey, Debbie and her husband Jim Kane, Taylor and husband Sam Mendez Nephews, nieces, cousins: Brian Sharkey, Ysela Perales and her husband Jesse, Wendy Blackwell, Christy Lindsey Thomas Perales and wife Alysia Perales, Jessica Perales, Richard Perales, John Paul Perales, Alexis Perales, Leah Perales, Cindy and Joe Maldonado, Jesse and Terre Guilera, Sally and Chris Jekel, Gracie and Richard Escovedo, Ron and Pam Aguilera, Pam Jenkins , Melanie and Kevin Lopez , Joey and Andrew Mantecon, Richie and Gregory Escovedo and Ron, Lauren Stutler and Maura Spellman.