ODESSA Juan Rudy Martinez, Sr., age 59, of Pecos, Texas, passed away on October 20, 2013, in Odessa, Texas.|
He was born in Pecos, Texas, to Alica Rudy and Simon Martinez on November 23, 1953. He married Teresa Duran on November 11, 1978. He was the business owner of J. and T. Customs for twenty plus years. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War and served in the Army and was awarded his honorable discharge, as a private 2, BTRY B(-) 1st BN 49th FA, from the State of Wyoming on the twelfth day of July, 1972.
He is preceded in death by his mother Alice Rudy, father Simon Martinez and brother Simon Martinez, Jr.
Survivors include his wife, Teresa Duran Martinez of Pecos; his children, Deandra Martinez Sheldon of Midland, Rebecca Martinez Ramirez of Odessa and son, Juan Martinez, Jr. of Odessa. He is also survived by his sons-in-law, Wes Sheldon of Midland and Mario Ramirez of Odessa and grandchildren, Xavier Martinez of Odessa, and Luke and Jackson Sheldon of Midland. He is also survived by his sisters, Linda Nunez of Pecos, Susie Ramos of Andrews, and Adel Garcia of Hobbs, New Mexico.
Our dad was a man who loved his family, enjoyed trips to the mountains and riding his Harley, as an active member of Los Carnales for twelve years. He was a caring and sensitive man underneath that hard exterior. Thank you, Dad, for being you. We love you.
Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 PM Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Sunset Memorial Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Bob Bell officiating.
The family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Hospice Home for making his final hours comfortable.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sunset Funeral Home. To sign the guest book, go to our website at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Published in Odessa American on Oct. 23, 2013