Alice, Texas - Benjamin Martinez Sr. 77, passed away April 25, 2011 in a Corpus Christi hospital. He was a certified contracted oilfield welder and a professional at numerous other trades. He was also an Army veteran, and preceded in death by  his parents, Pablo and Olivia Martinez; one brother, Juan " Pole" Rangel; and step-father, Crisanto Gonzalez.

He is survived by his wife, Elda Martinez of Alice, Texas; two sons, Benjamin (Vivian) Martinez of Laredo, Texas, and Saul (Diana) Martinez of Alice, Texas; one daughter, Selina (David) Godines of Alice, Texas; two sisters, LaLa Gonzalez of Alice, Texas, and Irma Rangel of Irving, Texas, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Home of Alice with a Prayer Service at 6 p.m. that evening. Services will conclude after the Prayer Services.

Cremation will follow and a Memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Pastor Ricky Martinez, Jr. will officiate the services.

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Mauro P. Garcia Funeral Homes, Inc entrusted with the arrangements.