Rafael Martinez Sr. Passed peacefully on June 3, 2021 at home surrounded by his family.
Rafael was born on March 15, 1941 to Juan and Altagracia Martinez in Weslaco, Texas. Rafael was a loving dedicated husband to his wife Frances Martinez of 60 years. He was a great father to his three sons Ralph, Eddie and Mark. He was hard working and loved spending time with his family. He loved to dance and go to the casino. He was a huge Dallas Cowboys fan and enjoyed watching them play.
Rafael is survived by his spouse Frances Martinez of Casa Grande, Arizona. His three sons, Ralph Martinez Jr. of Coolidge, Arizona, Eddie Martinez of Phoenix, Arizona and Mark Martinez of Casa Grande, Arizona. His sister, Maria Cardenas of Casa Grande, Arizona. 16 grandchildren, and 27 great grandchildren.
Rafael is preceded in death by his parents Juan and Altagracia Martinez, two brothers, Wenceslado Valero, and Lupe Martinez, four sisters Petra Martinez, Reyes Torres, Juana Graces, and Sara Maldonado.
A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday June 12, 2021, 10:00 AM at The Gardens Chapel J Warren Funeral Services 525 N Peart Road Casa Grande, Arizona 85122.