Ernest Carl Martinez, Jr.

MIDLAND - Ernest Carl Martinez, Jr., 48 of Midland, died on Nov. 19, 2016 as the result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident. He was born in Stanton on July 4, 1968, to Ernest Martinez, Sr. and Irene Lara Martinez. He married Shirley McPeak 15 years ago on March 19th 2001. He was self-employed, he was a man of many trades, blessed by God with exceptional talents. There wasn't anything he could not fix. He knew what "Hard Work" meant, enjoyed life and lived it to his fullest every single day. He was preceded in death by his mother Irene Lara Martinez. He is survived by his wife Shirley McPeak Martinez of Midland; father Ernest Martinez, Sr. of Midland; son Christopher Martinez of Midland; daughters Drucilla Cano of Arlington and Kimberly Salas of Brownfield; sisters Mariza Castro Martinez of Fort Worth and Mariza Bennett and Veronica Crouch both of Midland; three grandchildren, three nephews, three nieces and numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and very many friends. Funeral service was in the Ellis Funeral Home Chapel on Nov. 23 with interment following at Serenity Memorial Garden Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make a memorial donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Pl., Memphis, Tennessee 38105
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