Clarence Avila Martinez
Born in Smithville, TX on Apr. 10, 1915
Died Oct. 6, 2008 and resided in San Antonio, TX.
Visitation: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Rosary: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2008
Mass: Friday, Oct. 10, 2008
Funeral Home: Porter Loring Mortuary North
Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery (Mausoleum)
Clarence Avila Martinez, age 93, passed away on October 6, 2008 in San Antonio, Texas.
Born in Smithville, Texas, Clarence was the eldest of eight children and became the patriarch of his family. An adventurer in his day, Clarence traveled in the 1940's with his wife, Mary, to Washington, D.C. He spent his entire career working for the United States Army Map Service.
He returned to San Antonio in 1956 when a branch of the Map Service opened at Ft. Sam Houston and he retired from there.
He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed hunting, woodworking, coached men's roller hockey into his sixties and as a youth, boxed in Golden Gloves competition and played in the Washington, D.C. Men's league basketball. Dancing was another important part of retirement years with wife, Mary.
Devoted husband of over sixty years to his wife, Mary, who went to be with the Lord in January 2006, Clarence is survived by his brother, Robert Martinez and his sister, Peggy Jo Casteneda.
Beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather, great-great grandfather, Clarence is also survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Arabella and Eddie Dalton; son and daughter-in-law, Clarence and Gracie Martinez; grandchildren, Vernon Bratton and Kila Janusevskis, Michelle and Jay Mullinix, and Ernest Rodriguez. Great-grandchildren are Natasha and Michael Llapitan, Ryan Kristopher Bratton, Kapricia Krasnai, Chantal Mullinix, Sarah Janusevskis, Mary Janusevskis, and David Rodriguez. The newest addition to his family legacy is day old great-great grandson, Reece Kristopher Llapitan.