Felix Martinez

Aug 14th 9:00 am - 9:00 am
US Marine Corps
Vietnam War Veteran
MRC - Jeff Wike
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Mission Summary

Classification 

Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Marine Corps 

Military Service 

Purple Heart w/1 Star
National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal w/3 Service Stars
Vietnam Campaign Medal w/1960 Device
Combat Action Ribbon
Marksman’s Badge (Rifle) 

Campaigns

Vietnam War (1962 - 1975)

Mission Segments 

Funeral Service & Procession, Interment Service 

Obituary

Link to Obituary 

Obituary Text 

Felix Francisco Martinez Sr, 70, a retired employee of Owens Corning, Marine, loving father, grandfather and brother, passed away early Monday, August 6, 2018 with family at his bedside.

Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, August 13, 2018 at Guerrero-Dean Funeral Home, 500 E Main Street, Grand Prairie, TX, 75050 where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 14. Burial will immediately follow at DFW National Cemetery.

Felix Francisco Martinez was born on June 9, 1948 in McAllen, TX., the 3rd of 9 children born to the late Juan Trinidad Martinez and the late Rafaela Aguilar Lomas. After school, he would join the Marine Corps. on June 19, 1967, where he served 2 tours of Vietnam. He would earn the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with 3 Stars and 2 Purple Hearts with 1 Star.

He would return home and become father to 3 children. He would be employed at Owens Corning in Waxahachie where he worked as a supervisor for many years.

Felix enjoyed dancing and listening to music and coaching little league baseball. More than anything, he enjoyed being with his family.

He is survived by his wife; Kimette Glenn, and his three children; Felix Martinez Jr and his spouse Terrie; Ana Rodriguez and her spouse Marco, Edward Martinez and his spouse Cynthia and their mother, Olivia Martinez Perez; 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

Also by his siblings; Juan Martinez and his spouse Sonia, Lupe Martinez, Rey Martinez and his spouse Lucinda, Rosie Martinez Davila and her spouse Edward, Santos Martinez and his spouse Nora, Wally Lomas and his spouse Dottie, Bobby Lomas and his spouse Michelle and Terry Lomas and numerous nieces and nephews.

Proceeded in death by his step-father, Willie Lomas and his mother Rafaela Lomas. 

Photo Permission

Yes

MRC

Jeffrey Wike

asm757@att.net

(817) 301-4293 

Ride Captain 2 

Jim Anderson

weirdandy@hotmail.com

(817) 269-1254 

 

 

Part 1

Segment

Funeral Service 

Mission Date 

08/14/2018 

Staging Time 

09:00 

Briefing Time

09:15

In Position/KSU Time

09:30

Starting Time 

10:00 

Staging Point 

Guerrero – Dean Funeral Home 

Staging Address 

500 East Main Street

Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Map Link 

Link to Map 

GPS 

32.746069, -96.997892 

Part 1 Details 

The family of Sgt Felix Martinez has invited the Patriot Guard Riders to honor his memory and service to our Country by standing a Flag Line at his funeral service, to share his final ride to DFW National Cemetery and again stand a Flag Line during his committal service. Riders will stage at Guerrero-Dean Funeral Home for a short mission brief, establish the Flag Line and await the arrival of family and friends. When directed, riders will return the flags to the support vehicle. 

Procession 

Escort Provided 

Support 

Yes Ray Franco 

 

 

Part 2

 

Part 2 Segment 

Procession 

Part 2 Date 

08/14/2018 

Part 2 Staging Time 

10:45 

Part 2 Briefing Time

10:50

Part 2 In Position/KSU Time

 

Part 2 Starting Time 

11:00

Part 2 Time(s) Estimated

Yes

Part 2 Staging Point

Guerrero – Dean Funeral Home 

Part 2 Staging Address 

500 East Main Street

Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Part 2 Map Link 

Link to Map 

Part 2 GPS 

32.746069, -96.997892 

Part 2 Details 

Those riders not participating in the procession may proceed directly to DFWNC. For those riders in the procession, there will be a short mission safety briefing, Honor Bikes will be selected and then staged for the procession. 

Part 2 Procession 

Escort Provided 

Part 2 Support 

No

 

 

Part 3

Part 3 Segment 

Interment Service 

Part 3 Date 

08/14/2018

Part 3 Staging Time 

10:45 

Part 3 Briefing Time

11:00

Part 3 In Position/KSU Time

11:15

Part 3 Starting Time 

11:30 

Part 3 Time(s) Estimated

No

Part 3 Staging Point 

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery 

Part 3 Staging Address 

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75211

Part 3 Map Link  

Link to Map

Part 3 Details 

Riders will stage at DFW National Cemetery Visitor’s Center for the mission briefing.  After the briefing, riders will proceed to the designated shelter, establish the Flag Line and prepare to receive family and friends of Sgt Martinez. When directed, riders will return the flags to storage, be debriefed and dismissed.

Part 3 Procession 

No Escort Provided 

Part 3 Support

Yes Ray Franco

 

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Funeral Processions/Escorts

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