Freer - Juan V. Martinez, 70, was called home on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Benavides, Texas on September 12, 1946 to his parents Lucio and Ramona Vela Martinez. He retired after 22 years of employment as a foreman with Duval County Pct. #4 for commissioner Gilbert Uribe, his longtime friend and employer. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother who devoted his life to his family and to his work, and will be sadly missed by all his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Juan is survived by his wife of 12 years of marriage, Gloria Martinez of Freer, Texas; one son, Arlie (Yolanda) Trevino of Granbury, Texas; four brothers, Lucio (Calistra) Martinez Jr. of Georgetown, Texas; Martin (Dalia) Martinez, Joe Arturo Martinez and Miguel Carrillo all of Freer, Texas; two sisters, Esperanza (Luis) Gonzalez of Corpus Christi, Texas; Martina Carrillo of Freer, Texas; one granddaughter, Arlene (Clint) Broadhurst; one great granddaughter, London Broadhurst; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 till 9 pm. on Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Garza Funeral Home in Freer, Texas with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 8, 2017 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Freer, Texas. Interment will follow at the Juan V. Martinez Cemetery in Duval Co., Freer, Texas.

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Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home, San Diego, Texas 361-279-3311.