Valentine Bill Martinez Jr. of Uvalde passed away at Uvalde Health Care and Rehabilitation Center on July 17, 2012 at the age of 73. He was born on June 26, 1939 in Uvalde to Valentine and Blasa Quiroga Martinez. He is survived by his brothers, Juan Martinez of Thermal, California and Tomas Martinez of San Antonio. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Mike Martinez and sister Rosario Salas. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday July 21, 2012 at the RushingEstesKnowles Chapel.
I wish to offer my condolences to the Martinez family. I remember Billy because when we were young, we were neighbors. They lived on the corner of Nicolas and Diaz St. and we lived down the block on Diaz. Billy and my brother None and other boys used to play cowboys, using sticks for guns. All you could hear around the neighborhood was, Palo Billy, palo Billy, as he was shot.
I went through elementary school with Tom and remember Juan from when I was a teen. God bless you all.
Andy Zamarripa Theisen
Andrea Zamarripa TheisenUvalde, TX
To the family of Billy Martinez........we are sadden by your most profound loss and are giving you our blessings and your strength to succeed with this big LOSS. Sincerely..........Thomas D. Gomez and Dora Soto Gomez from San Antonio, Texas 78245 . We loved you Billy, may you rest in peace..........AMEN.
Thomas Dora Soto GomezSan Antonio, TX
Even if I cant be here in person, I am praying that the Lord has you in His Hands.Rest in Peace
Maria ROSA SalasNorfolk, VA
Tio Bill will be greatly missed.
Juan Martinez and FamilyThermal, CA