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Ray Martinez-Weems died peacefully on August 29, 2013 at his home in San Antonio, Texas. Born April 27, 1927, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, he served his Country proudly in both the Navy and Army, saw combat in World War II and Viet Nam and retired as a Second Lieutenant.
Married for over 62 years to Anna Ruth Weems (ne Keating), he was the father of eight, grandfather of fourteen and great-grandfather of one. He was preceded in death by his father Frederick Weems and mother Jessie Weems (ne McCullar).
A man of many talents, his after-retirement careers included TV weatherman, teacher of English as a second language, nuclear medicine delivery and working on a land-surveyor's team.
A Rosary will be prayed for him at 10:30 AM on Friday, September 6, followed by a Requiem Mass at 11:00 AM at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 13715 Riggs Road, Helotes, Texas. A wake will be held at the family residence on Saturday. The family requests that donations be made to Operation Smile (OperationSmile.org) in lieu of flowers. Expressions of sympathy may be made at www.sunsetnwfuneralhome.com
Published in Express-News on Sept. 6, 2013