Orlando "Smiley" Martinez

April 28, 1973November 30, 2018

Orlando Martinez, age 45, of Harlingen, Texas passed away on Friday November 30, 2018. Orlando was born April 28, 1973 in Mercedes, TX to Yolanda Martinez and Noe Martinez.

Orlando loved metal detecting and loved watching Nascar. He was the life of the party we always knew when he was around because he always had a smile on his face and there was always laughter. Family was everything to him.

Orlando is survived by his wife, Elsa Johana Martinez; daughter Amanda Martinez; father Noe Martinez and mother Yolanda Martinez; sister Debbie M. Becerra (Rolando), twin brother Rolando Martinez (Francisca Garza) and brother Michael Martinez. Visitation will be held at Heavenly Grace Funeral Home on Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 9 pm. Funeral Mass will be Thursday December 6, 2018 at St. Anthony's at 10:00 am burial to proceed to Heavenly Grace Memorial Park.

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


  • Noe Martinez, Father
  • Yolanda Martinez, Mother
  • Elsa Johana Martinez, Wife
  • Amanda Martinez, Daughter
  • Debbie M. Becerra (Rolando), Sister
  • Rolando Martinez (Francisca Garza), Twin Brother
  • Michael Martinez, Brother
  • Orlando leaves behind several nieces and nephews who will miss him always.


  • Visitation Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Rosary Wednesday, December 5, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Thursday, December 6, 2018
  • Burial Thursday, December 6, 2018

Orlando "Smiley" Martinez

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Tanya Nunez

December 5, 2018

We will always remember Orlando's smile and the love he always expressed for his family. We could never hear enough stories about his daughter and wife when he came into our business. He will truly be missed. Orlando you will always be in our hearts, Rest In Peace dear friend.
Margarita Nunez, Fernando D Nunez, Tanya Nunez, and the Nuga Diesel Family.

Elia BarreraStone

December 4, 2018

It will be the little things that you will remember, the quiet moments, the smiles and the laughter. Although it may seem hard right now.
It will be the memories of these little things that help to push away the pain and bring the smiles back again.
The Barrera Stone Family

Diana Sova

December 4, 2018

Smiley will be missed by his friends in the Rio Grande Metal Detecting Club. He was a champion detector. He had a great talent for finding lost treasures and giving them purpose again. He is a champion in our hearts. Our deepest sympathy for his family and friends.

Amado Martinez

December 1, 2018

My condolences to the Martinez family. We all (Rollie, smiley, Leo, Harvey, Petey, Rudy, Adrian, Danny, etc) grew up together playing football, tag, and being mischievous kids growing up on Virgina street or better known as Sesame Street. I am deeply saddened by this news. I have very fond memories of us growing up from riding our bikes to the abandoned house by the waterfall at night and shooting palomas with our BB guns off the trees in the neighborhood. This is a very sad day and I am writing this with a heavy heart. Noe, Yolanda and familia be strong and nothing but love from my family to yours. Although I live in San Antonio now my mom is only a few doors down if you all need anything.

Amado Martinez JR. and Family