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American Heritage Funeral Home

10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX

OBITUARY

Carlos Candido Martinez

October 3, 1951June 16, 2020
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Carlos Martinez - Solis, 68, of Houston, Texas, passed away June 16, 2020.

He was born in La Ceiba, Atlántida, Honduras on October 3, 1951. Carlos graduated from college and received an Associates Degree in General Studies from Central Texas College.

He was married to Ana Adelfa Martinez on June 20, 1981.

Carlos had a career in the U.S. Army. He had a passion for music, soccer, dirt biking, and home improvement.

He was survived by children, Christopher Spencer Martinez and Russell Cyril Martinez; Siblings, Isela Martinez Solis and Jose Alejandro Martinez.

A visitation for Carlos will be held Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM at American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A celebration of life will occur Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM, 10710 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038. A committal service will occur Wednesday, July 1, 2020 from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM at Houston National Cemetery, 10410 Veterans Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77038.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.AmericanHeritageFuneralHome.com for the Martinez family.

Services

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Celebration of Life

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Memories

Carlos Candido Martinez

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Aylin Barahona

July 1, 2020

Abuelo Candi,
You will be missed by many of us. I remember all those fun times at your home when we visited. There was not a single time where we wouldn't laugh or you would put a smile in our face. I truly appreciate your stories and your advice. We will always love you and keep you in our hearts. Gone but never forgotten. Dios lo tenga en su gloria abuelo.

Junior Pacheco

July 1, 2020

Abuelo Candi,
Thank you for all the wonderful moments that we lived together. Loved all those times we visited your home. Thank you for all the advise you gave me and for making me a better man. I'm surely going to miss you, but you will always be remembered and present in our hearts.

Sandra Brooks

July 1, 2020

Carlos was my cousin's husband. He was a very respectful gentleman. I met him in the 80s when he went to Honduras. He and his wife visited Masca, Cortés where his mother in law was residing. His wife Ana Adelfa is my dear cousin. She and I keep an awesome relationship. The distance doesn't matter to us. I love my nephews. God, give them strength and peace. RIP Carlos. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

Martha Soliz

July 1, 2020

My dear cousin Carlos Cándido Martinez The Lord has called you to be by his side too soon, but you are now in a better place, no more suffering!

(Candi), as the family usually called you- were a wonderful human being; a good father, husband, friend and always giving us advice about family values.

Cousin, I remember your good sense of humor, storytelling and enjoyed listening to your special music. I cherished the moments I was able to spend with you chatting and remembering old times during your visit to New York in 2019.

Cousin, you will always be in our hearts. May you Rest In Peace.
Your cousin Martha Soliz.


Allan Martinez

June 30, 2020

I will never forget the time I went to Houston , Texas to Visits you and my cousins. And meeting great people in there. It was a wonderful experienced I had in there, will never forget it. It was my pleasured being there. It was a great summer mini vacation I had in there, but it felt very magical and wonderful, it was around this exact season, the week of embracing the Fourth of July. Will not forget the barbecue plate you made for me, you were a great cook! And I will never forget your Sincere smile and your attitude of moving forward. REST IN PEACE MY UNCLE Carlos “candy” Martinez🙏🇺🇸🇭🇳❤️ Allan Martinez

ISELA MARTINEZ

June 29, 2020

Against the will of God there's nothing we can do. You have suffered for a long time. June- 16- 2020, God decided, to stop your soffering and he called you to his side.You were a loving son,a good father and a wonderful person.May you rest in holy Pease, together with our parents,you all wil be in my humble heart and in my memory for ever.REST IN PEACE MY BROTHERS 😔

Chris Martinez

June 26, 2020

Dad, you were something else. Despite that, no matter how bad things got, I almost always looked forward to seeing you. Any day I got to see and hang out with my father was a good day. I'll never forget the times we would kick the ball at the park, or me raining buckets on you from downtown in the front yard playing basketball. Your pep talks to me during my soccer games as a kid.....I took them in stride. I made sure I played my extra best when you were there.

Your advice was terrible though sir. I remember how you'd try to give us economic advice, but not really tell us anything; and when I'd ask questions on how to actually implement what you said, you'd get mad. I don't know how many times I'd fall asleep while you were trying to give me advice. You'd go on and on. Ha!

I could write novels about you, but I'll stop here. Wish you would have got to see me graduate. I know you still will, along with everyone else resting with you in paradise. Say hello to Monte and Grandma Sarah for me.

Carolyn Bulgier

June 25, 2020

I remember during House Party 20??? Mr. Martinez coming home and kicking us all out. I hid in the RR so he didn’t yell at me. Or, the many times I would go over and he would be sitting in the garage on the chair or tinkering with something. You will be missed and thank you for letting me hang out so many times at the house.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Receiving a business certificate from San Jacinto College in 2002

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Receiving a business certificate from San Jacinto College in 2002

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FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Carlos signing marriage paper to his second wife, Sonia, in Honduras. 2008

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FROM THE FAMILY

Carlos at 17 years old

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FROM THE FAMILY

Carlos "the bandit", on his way to take his family to the next destination from Mexico during a road trip to Honduras from Fort Hood in 1989.