Alegandro “El Siete” Martinez


Alex “El Siete” Martinez, 79, of Karnes City, died December 9, 2011 at his home.

He was born September 2, 1932 in Karnes City to Cleo and Gertrude Valadez Martinez. He married Mary Ann Montoya on June 9, 1997 in Karnes City. He was a retired pipeline welder.

Survivors include is wife, Mary Ann Martinez of Karnes City; daughter, Leticia Martinez and her son Andrew Rios of Karnes City; son, Paul Anthony and his wife Jennifer Martinez of South Carolina and their children, Emma Rae, Carlos Anthony, Olivia and Pipa Martinez; sister, Mary Helen and her husband David De La Rosa of Austin and their daughter, Gabby; and brother Cleo Martinez of Houston.

Preceded in death by his parents; sister Leonora Villanueva and brother Jessse Martinez.

A rosary was recited Tuesday, Dec. 13 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Panna Maria at 6 p.m. with Mass celebrated at 7 p.m.

Pallbearers were Jimmy Rodriguez, Dan Rodriguez, Gilbert Perales, Mario Rodriguez, Raymond Lerma, Jr. and Chelo Villarreal. Eckols Funeral Home.