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Antonio Martinez, Sr.

December 17, 1928 — June 21, 2022

Antonio Martinez Sr, 93 of Wharton, Texas passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at home surrounded by his family. 

Antonio was born on December 17, 1928 in Crystal City, Texas, the son of the late Marcelino & Soledad Garcia Martinez. 

Antonio married Elisa Torres on July 8, 1949. He was a brick mason by trade and was employed with Tropical Pool Company of Houston for many years until his retirement in 1993.  He is preceded in death by his wife, Elisa T. Martinez, parents; Marcelino & Soledad Martinez, a brother; Marcelino Daniel Martinez Jr, sisters; Maria Catalina Chairez, Anita Sandoval, Zenaida Serna, mother-in-law Adela Sosa, brother in-law Jose Sosa and his son-in-law Guadalupe Perez.  Antonio enjoyed family gatherings, playing Loteria and cards with his children and grandchildren, dancing, listening to his favorite band, Los Supremos; he often traveled with the band to perform at dances. He was a member of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church. 

He is survived by his daughters, Mary Helen Gonzales and husband Lupe of Wharton, Soledad Castro and husband, Eusebio of Wharton, Delia Perez and the late, Lupe Perez of Wharton, Rosemary Martinez of Montana, Theresa Martinez, Gloria Martinez of Wharton, sons, Antonio Martinez Jr and wife, Alice of Wharton, Johnny Martinez of Hungerford, Daniel Martinez Sr. and wife, Sulema of Wharton, Marcelino (Mark) Martinez and wife, Carmen of Wharton, grandchildren, Dr. Nicole Gonzales, Nathan Gonzales, Joey Lopez, Michelle Cantu, James Martinez, Katheryn Vargas, Laura Castro, Amanda Perez, Victoria Castro, Angela Alderete, Jennifer Perez, Stacey Jimenez, Roy Jimenez Jr, Daniel Martinez Jr, Daniel Martinez, Joe Ramirez III, Edward Barrera Jr and Olivia Martinez, siblings Juan Daniel Martinez of  Illinois and Angelica Maria de los Angeles Martinez of Laredo, 26 great-grandchildren and 3 great great- grandchildren.

The family wishes to extend a very heartfelt thank you to Houston Hospice, Joe Hochman, Birdy Moore, Allison Brown, and all Houston Hospice personnel and volunteers for the loving care and compassion given to our father and the family. A special thanks to Julius Childress with H-E-B for his thoughtfulness and concern shown for our dad. 

Visitation will begin at 5:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Chapel of Wharton Funeral Home with a Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. The Funeral Mass will be Celebrated on Friday, June 24, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Wharton with Father Antonio Perez officiating.  A Rite of Committal and Burial will follow at Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery in Wharton.  Serving as pallbearers will be Antonio Martinez Jr, Nathan Gonzales, Joey Lopez, James Martinez, Roy Jimenez Jr, Daniel Martinez Jr, Joe Ramirez III, Edward Barrera Jr.     

Condolences may be left for the family at www.whartonfuneralhome.com.

Services under the direction of

Wharton Funeral Home

515 E. Boling Hwy.

Wharton, TX 77488

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Visitation

Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Rosary

Thursday, June 23, 2022

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Funeral Mass

Friday, June 24, 2022

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church

506 South East Avenue, Wharton, TX 77488

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