Jose (Joe) Martinez passed away at his home on January 22, 2019 with his family by his side. Born to Pedro and Semona Martinez on March 16, 1943 in Loving, NM. He attended Loving Senior High School. On February 10, 1962 he married Josephine (Josie) Sosa Martinez of Carlsbad, NM with whom he shared 38 years with before her passing 18 years ago. Joe later married Josephine El Ahmad of Lebanon, Beirut on April 20, 2015. Joe served in the National Guard and was a chef in his younger years and retired after many years as a pastry baker and cake decorator. Joe was an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God from 1984-2002. He loved people and loved ministering the love of God with his late wife Josie by his side. Joe is survived by his wife of the home, Josephine El Ahmad, children George (Sheri) Martinez of Albuquerque, NM; Debbie (Gabriel) Orosco of Lubbock, TX; Lorraine (Chris) Tarin of Hobbs, NM; grandchildren, Amanda Martinez, Avery Martinez, Amorette and Sergio Vega, Lindsey Orosco, Brittany Ornelas, Caleb Ornelas, Emily Ornelas, CJ Tarin and Austin Tarin; and was expecting his first great grandchild; brother Eliseo Martinez of Roswell, NM. He was preceded in death by his parents Pedro and Semona Martinez, brothers; Moises Gutierrez, David Martinez, Adan Martinez and Pete Martinez, sisters; Graciana (Chana) Martinez Sainz and Arcenia (Archie/Chena) Martinez.
Our thoughts and prayers are with our family. Remember, he is at peace now. You will always have great memories and stories to tell.
Zeke and Carmen GonzalesLubbock, TX
Joe and Josie were 2 of the best people I have ever known. I worked with Joe at Furrs supermarkets and went to church with him and Josie for many years. They served God in every way. Once when I had a surgery, they brought homemade chicken noodle soup and cleaned my entire house while I recovered. I have often thought of them and wondered about them. They will be missed.
Suzy ganawayHobbs, NM
From Mrs. Delgado , co-worker /friend of Debbie O .
Our condolences to all of the family . We have had you in our prayers and will continue through your moment of grief. Debbie spoke very highly of her dad and we know he will be deeply missed by everyone . God bless you all .
Mr & Mrs. Raymond , Maria DelgadoLubbock texas, TX
Uncle Joe you will be missed. Now you are with my Aunt Josie happy as ever. Love you Mary Lou
Mary MolinaNorwalk, CA
2Corinthians 5:8. And he most certainly is present with the lord
Mario HernandezHobbs, NM
You will be missed Uncle Joe. Now your joined together with Aunt Josie. Love you and cousins George, Debbie, and Lorraine.❤
Peggy MendozaCarlsbad, NM
My prayers and thoughts going out to you and your loved ones my sweet friend. Love you.
Joanne RodriguezLubbock, TX
Praying PEACE over the family!
Premilla and Quoc KhongLubbock, TX
Tio Joe we will miss you and thank you for the great memories and hospitality Tell Dad and everyone else we said Hi and we miss them also...
Robert Scotty CollinsHungerford, TX
Prayers for you and your family, Debbie. What a precious Dad!
Karla & Scott
Karla MannLubbock, TX
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family. We have many great memories of Joe!
Angel and Becky (Boyer) RiveraSidney, OH
My prayers for your family. What a blessing to have such a precious Dad, Debbie.
Karla and Scott Mann
Karla MannLubbock, TX
My deepest sympathies He was Loved by All He will truley be missed
Pauline Sosa OlivaresPhoenix, AZ
Uncle Joe i will never forget when you made my the beautiful purple birthday cake i was so happy. I will miss you rest in paradise. Love you 💜💋
PRISCILLA SOSA GONZALESCanoga park, CA
My handsome Tio Joe, will be greatly missed. I am so sorry cousins. I love each of you. No more pain, no more suffering, Home Sweet Home with Tia Josie, Rest In Peace
Cynthia MartinezRoswell, NM
Uncle Joe will be greatly missed, God Bless George, Debbie and Lorraine along with all the family
My deepest sympathy
Stephanie Sosa CamposCarlsbad, NM