Jimmy Ray Martinez, 69, gained his heavenly wings Aug. 22, 2022 in Houston after a lengthy illness. He was born Jan. 26, 1953 to the late Gonzalo and Sophie Ragusin Martinez.
Jim was truly a servant to others. He was very generous and kind hearted, always helping those in any way he could. He loved bagging up peppermint candy to share with his nurses and friends, sometimes even being referred to as “The Peppermint Man.” He had a comedian side to him as well, always cracking jokes. He was a man of faith and loved the Lord, always reading his Bible. He had a great love for his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Edward “Boogie” Guerra, nephews, Rey Ramirez Jr., Charles “Chuck” Ramirez, and niece, Rachel Ramirez Garcia.
He is survived by his daughter, Jayme Martinez Varela, (Dennis), of Corona Calif., Chrystal Martinez (Kelly) of Richmond, Candace Martinez, (Naomi) of Corpus Christ, and Christine Martinez Davila (Nick), of Victoria, brothers, Pat and Paul Guerra, Edward Joe Martinez and Samuel Martinez; sisters, Marie Guerra, Barbara Ramirez, Janie Ozuna and Mary Lou Tharling.
The family extends a special thank you to Davita Dialysis Center, the Kidney Foundation and Houston Methodist Hospital team.
A memorial service was held Sunday, Sept. 11.
Under the direction of Angel Lucy’s Funeral Home.