Jose Angel Martinez Sr., 89, a lifetime resident of San Diego, died Saturday, May 12, 2012 in La Hacienda Nursing Home in San Diego. He was a self employed carpenter all of his life. He was an avid baseball and basketball fan.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Maria T. Martinez; his parents, Miguel and Felicita Martinez; his brothers, Miguel Martinez Jr. Luis Martinez, Jose Oscar Malate; a son, Juan Antonio Martinez.

Jose Angel is survived by his two sons, Ricardo (Sylvia) Martinez of San Diego, Texas; Jose Angel (Noemi) Martinez Jr. of Alice, Texas; one daughter, Maria (Arturo Vela) Martinez of San Diego, Texas; one brother, Domingo Martinez of San Diego, Texas; three sisters, Maria Elena (Luis Elias) Sanchez of San Diego, Texas; Elia Lopez of Sugarland, Texas; Celia Martinez of Pearland, Texas; 12 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; 27 nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at the Garza Funeral Home in San Diego, Texas with a Rosary to be recited at 7:00 p.m. that evening. Funeral Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at St. Francis De Paula Catholic Church in San Diego, Texas. Interment will follow at the San Diego Cemetery in San Diego, Texas.

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Arrangements entrusted to Garza Funeral Home.