Alejandro L. "Cano" Martinez Sr., 87, was called home on Sunday, April 3, 2016 at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born on May 28, 1928 in Asherton, Texas to his parents, Matilde Martinez, Sr. and Juanita Lopez Martinez.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Matilde and Juanita L. Martinez Sr.; one son, Jose Maria "Chemita" Martinez; one brother, George († Selina) Martinez; one sister, Emma Sanchez.

Alejandro is survived by his wife of 68 years of marriage, Benita T. Martinez of La Rosita, Texas; six sons, Alejandro (Sylvia) Martinez Jr. of Freer, Texas; Francisco (Catherine) Martinez of La Rosita, Texas; Albert T. Martinez of San Diego, Texas; Humberto (Patricia) Martinez of La Rosita, Texas; Roberto (Rachel) Martinez of Corpus Christi, Texas; Gilberto (Kathie) Martinez of Austin, Texas; seven daughters, Bertha C. (Mike) Young of Corpus Christi, Texas; Sylvia Martinez (Carlos Gutierrez) of La Rosita, Texas; Dora L. Casas of La Rosita, Texas; Dalia (Paul) Miller of Corpus Christi, Texas; Sandra (Pino) Cano of Freer, Texas; Donna Martinez of San Antonio, Texas; Diana Martinez Palacios of Freer, Texas; three brothers, Efrain (Minerva) Martinez of San Diego, Texas; Raul (Isabel) Martinez and Matilde Martinez Jr. (Rosie Villarreal) both of La Rosita, Texas; two sisters, Zulema Martinez (John Norman) of Carrollton, Georgia and Angelina Pena of San Diego, Texas; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 7, 2016 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Military Graveside Service and Interment will follow at the Chula Vista Cemetery in La Rosita, Texas.

Anyone wishing to leave condolences for the family may do so at www.garzafuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home, San Diego, Texas.