Melecio Martinez Sr.


December 30, 1955 - April 18, 2020

  • Melecio Martinez Sr.
    Melecio Martinez Sr.

Melecio Martinez Sr., age 64, of Ozona, Texas, died peacefully on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at the Crockett County Care Center.

He was born December 30, 1955 to Teresa Vela and Luis C. Martinez. He graduated from Ozona High School in 1974, where he was a star athlete in football.

Since his accident in 1992, he has left his impression in the hearts of many through his jokes, high spirits and personal handshakes, even through the most difficult times.

He was a loving son, brother, father, and grandfather. Left to cherish his memory is his mother Teresa V. Martinez; five sons, Adrian (Amy) Vargas, Melecio Martinez Jr., Steven Martinez, Stephen (Katie) Zapata, Nicolas Martinez and only daughter Natalie (Juan) Herrera; 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alicia Martinez, Michelle (Bill) Medley; three brothers, Luis A. Martinez, Lonnie (Susie) Martinez, Zeke Martinez. He was preceded in death by his father, Luis C. Martinez.

Services are Tuesday, April 21, at 10 a.m. at OLPH Catholic Church with burial following in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Kerbow Funeral Home. Online condolences can be made at

On behalf of his family, they would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to the nurses and staff at the Crockett County Care Center who have helped care for him over the years.