Pilar S. Martinez
Pilar S. Martinez, 66, of Levelland, Texas, entered eternal rest on Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013. He was born Jan. 23, 1947, in Floresville to Jose M. and Crisanta S. Martinez.
He was an avid collector. He enjoyed fishing, cooking, and bowling. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was always the life of the party. Pilar was generous toward others and always gave with a big heart. He loved to travel and made friends everywhere he went.
Pilar was preceded in death by his parents; sister JoAnn Montoya; brother Arnulfo; niece Bianca Martinez; and his half-brothers, Antonio, Cruz, Damacio, and Gonzalo.
He is survived by his three daughters, Sharon E. Cousins and husband Russell of Jacksonville, Ark., Nancy L. Esquivel and husband Mario of Dallas, and Janis Hurtado and husband Robert of Irving; his 11 grandchildren, Marcus, Andrew, Austin, and Allana Cousins, Christy Ibarra, Amethyst Martinez-Esquivel and Marcelina Esquivel, and Madison, Zane, Truman, and Finn Hurtado; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Joe S. Jr. and wife Lorene of Denver, Colo., Alex S. and wife Linda of San Antonio, and Arthur S. of Levelland; five sisters, Simona Rodriguez and husband Florentino of Alice, Celia Martinez of Floresville, Tina Ochoa and husband Al of Portland, Alice Foster and husband Daniel of San Antonio, and Lenora Briseno and husband Mike of La Vernia; two half-brothers, Gregorio and wife Lucia of Mesa, Ariz., and Eduardo and wife Pauline of Lubbock; and his former wives, Erlinda Martinez and Norma Mendoza, who took great care of him in the final stages of his life.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 1 p.m. in the Templo Emanuel Assembly of God Church in Poth.
Memorial donations may be made to TeenChallengeUSA.com in his honor.