Arturo L. Martinez, 89, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Wednesday May 13, 2015.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 56 years of marriage, Maria Minerva Martinez; his parents, Natividad and Luisa Leal Martinez; three brothers, Esteban, David, Antonio Martinez; five sisters, Natividad "Tiva" Cantu, Aminta Garza, Rafaela Ruiz, Anita Zecturche and Luisa Leal.

Arturo is survived by his three daughters, Idalia (Willie) Cabello, Irma (Roland) Salazar and Yolanda Martinez-Olmos (Rudy) all of Corpus Christi, Texas; one son, Arturo (Maria) Martinez Jr. of Corpus Christi, Texas; seven grandchildren; five great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Mission in Ramirez, Texas. Military Graveside Service and Interment will follow at the Perez Cemetery in Concepcion, Texas.

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Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home, San Diego, Texas