Gregorio Martinez, Jr better known as George or Pa Pa went home to be with the Lord November 22, 2018 after a short illness. He was surrounded by his loving family. Services will be held at 10 am Monday, November 26 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Temple with Father Tom Chamberlain officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery in Temple.
Born and raised in Temple, George was a devoted husband and father. He loved his dogs Buddy and Romeo and with Mary loved to take them for walks in the park and drives around town. He was a lifelong parishioner at our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, a member of the brothers, active in the Acts Ministry and played in the 8 am choir. He was a 4th degree with the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed sponsoring many car shows to raise money for the parish. He was an accomplished musician and loved writing his own music. He played the saxophone, accordion and guitar. During his life he played with Mike and the Royal Tones, the Latin Glows, and Los Vientos de Christo. In 2016, he fulfilled a lifelong dream of recording a CD titled Que Bonito En Mi Corazon. He retired from Santa Fe Burlington Northern railroad after 30 years of service. He led an active life and loved spending time with his family, watching the Dallas Cowboys and UT Longhorns, playing softball, hunting, fishing, working in the yard with Mary and barbecuing.
He is preceded in death by his parents Genobeba and Gregorio Martinez Sr.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 50 years, Mary; his sons, Michael with his partner Cesar, Eddie with his wife Shannon, and George Anthony with his fiancé, Kristy; his grandchildren, Alex and Ava; his brother Rickey Martinez; his sister, Janie Martinez; and innumerable nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members.
Visitation will be from 3-5 pm with a Rosary recited at 5 pm Sunday, November 25 at Harper-Talasek Funeral Home in Temple.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27
My heart goes out to The Familia of Gregorio💔
Mary, My Friend, may Gregorio R.I.P. in Our Almighty Father's Kingdom 🙌
I love you Mary, my prayers are with You & The Familia 😘
Judy Iriarte ArmourBelton, TX
Our sincerest condolences to the family. Matt 11:28
The Santos Family
Danny SantosJourdanton, TX
May the peace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with the family during this difficult time. Prayers for the soul of George, may perpetual light shine upon him and rest in eternal peace.
Silvana Ruiz MartinezTemple, TX
Mary, our prayers and our thoughts are with you and, your sons and their families and your precious grandchildren. We send our love to all of you. May the Holy Family, Jesus, Mary and Joseph, be near now and always.
John and Mary Heleln MaldonadoTemple, TX
My thoughts and prayers go out to George's family and friends. I had known George for many years as I worked at Charcoal Inn and he used to come in on coffee break when he worked for the railroad. He was such a sweet man. He will surely be missed!
Sharon (Sam) BittingerTemple, TX
I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort
Christopher and Joseph
J RamirezHouston, TX
My Sincere Condolances To The George Martinez Jr. Family May He Rest In Peace
Adolfo M. EscalanteTemple, TX
Saying goodbye to someone we love is heartbreaking. May you find comfort in all the special memories shared with George.
Joseph and Christopher
Joseph RamirezHouston, TX