Jesus “Jesse” Martinez Jr., 39, passed away July 29, 2015. He was a proud devoted, father, brother, uncle and son who enjoyed spending time with his family. He loved music, golfing and barbecuing. He served in the U.S. Army two terms. While serving he received the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. He was also very proud to be a part of the 11 Bravo 520 Company Infantry. He received his Licensed Vocational Nursing Degree in August of 2014 from Coastal Bend College. Currently, he was working as a nurse in the gero-psych unit at Christus Spohn Hospital in Alice, Texas

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Abel and Juanita Cuellar and paternal grandparents, Gilberto and Berta Martinez.

Jesse was survived by his companion, Kristi Guerrero of Alice, Texas; son, Abel Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas and Ava Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas; daughter, Gia Martinez of San Antonio, Texas; parents, Jesus (Gina) Martinez of Alice, Texas and Maria Elena (Leo) Herrera of Premont, Texas; brother, Mike (Diana) Martinez of Alice, Texas and sister, Yvonne (Ricky) Munoz of San Diego, Texas.

Visitation will be held on Friday, July 31, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with a Rosary being recited at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Service will conclude at the church military honors by the Alice Burial

Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to ROSAS FUNERAL HOME.