George Martinez went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, December 15th, 2018 in Snyder at the age of 69. Services for Mr. Martinez will be held December 19th, 2018, 2:00 pm at Miller Funeral Home with Pastor Steve Long officiating. Interment will follow at Hillside Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 from 6 pm to 7 pm at Miller Family Funeral Home.
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George was born in Roby, Texas January 31, 1949, to Ben and Lupe Martinez. He graduated from Hobbs High School in Hobbs, Texas in 1966, he attended Angelo State University and in 1969 he moved to Snyder, Texas where he met and married his Wife of 48 years Debra Richmond Martinez in 1970.
George was one of 7 men who started the American Magnesium Company in 1969. He was over the Electrolysis Department until his transition to the oilfield where he was employed by Union Oil Company of California/Unocal in Vincent, Texas. He retired after 23 years with Unocal but left retirement to pursue a career opportunity with Apache Corporation in Ira, Texas until 2012.
He was a member of the Ira Baptist Church and spent much time in the Bible memorizing scripture. George was much loved by his Family and Friends and will be greatly missed.
George is survived by his wife Debra Martinez of Ira, Son Alan Martinez and Wife Becky of Midland, Texas, Son Brian Martinez and Wife Amanda of Snyder, Texas, Daughter Amber Jaquez and Husband Trey of Andrews, Texas. George was blessed with 7 Grandchildren, Vance, Kailey, Donovan, Brennan, Bryson, Cuatro, and Alex, his mother, Lupe Martinez, siblings, Becky Fette and Husband Milton, Rachel Clarke and Husband Mark, Cris McCullars and Husband Dr. George McCullars, David Martinez, John Martinez and Wife Antoinette, Lisa Martinez, nieces and nephews and extended family.
He is preceded in death by his Father Ben Martinez.
"...but our citizenship is in Heaven, and from it, we await a Savior, The Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him..."