Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX


April 9, 2013

Victor Martinez Jr.

JACKSONVILLE — Victor Martinez Jr., 67, of Gonzales passed away Fri., April 5, 2013.  

He was born May 20, 1945 in Corpus Christi, the son of Victor and Mary Navarro Martinez.  He was a member of the Class of 1964 at Jacksonville High School.  He served in Thailand with the U.S. Air Force.  He was a conductor with Union Pacific Railroad and retired after 35 years of service.  He married Jo Ann Salazar on May 11, 2007 and was a member of St. James Catholic Church.  Victor was a member of the Gonzales Elks Lodge.  He enjoyed reading and was an avid classic movie buff.  He was a close friend to all the members of the “Class of 64” and returned to Jacksonville for every annual reunion. He was a collector of baseball cards and coins, he was fond of telling everyone he was “Retired” and loving it. Most of all, he cherished each mo-ment spent with his beloved family and his “Special Friend” Trixie.  

He is survived by his wife Jo Ann Martinez of Gonzales; step-daughters: Kimberly Navejar of Luling, Tammy Navejar and Krystal Navejar both of Gonzales; step-son: Justin Navejar of San Antonio; sisters: Viola Tillman and Mary Glover both of Jacksonville and his brother Willie Fuentes of Longview.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  Visitation will be held from 5 until 8 p.m. Tues., April 9 at Seydler-Hill Funeral Home with the Rosary being recited at 7 p.m.  

A Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated 2 p.m. Wed., April 10 at St. James Catholic Church with Reverend Paul Raaz as celebrant.  Interment will follow at the St. James Cemetery in Gonzales.  Memorials in memory of Victor may be made to the American Heart Association.  

Arrangements under the care and direction of Seydler-Hill Funeral Home 906 St. Paul, Gonzales, TX (830)672-3232.

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