Ruben P. Martinez, 58, passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on Monday, October 21, 2013. He was born to Hilaria and Benito Martinez, Sr., on August 24, 1955. He enjoyed hunting, watching the Dallas Cowboys games, and taking trips to Disney with all the family and kids. Ruben dedicated 31 years of service to GTE, now known as Verizon. He will be dearly missed by all those that knew him.

He is preceded in death by his mother, Hilaria Clara Martinez.

He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years of marriage, Cynthia Martinez of Robstown, Texas; his children, Vanessa (Oscar, Jr.) Thompson, Valerie Martinez both of Robstown, Texas, and Edward (Carla) Rodriguez of San Antonio, Texas; his father, Benito Martinez, Sr., of Banquete, Texas; four brothers, Juan (Martha) Martinez of Houston, Texas, Benito (Odilia) Martinez, Jr., Hector (Dalia) Martinez, George (Margaret) Martinez, Jr., all of Robstown, Texas; two sisters, Diana (Rene) Gonzalez and Dalia Martinez both of Robstown, Texas. He was also blessed with seven grandchildren, Hannah Elizabeth Thompson, Cristian Aziel Thompson, Alyssa Marie Gonzalez, Jordyn Danielle Trevino all of Robstown, Texas, Justin, Noah and Nathaniel Rodriguez all of San Antonio, Texas.

A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown, Texas. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. on Friday, October 25, 2013 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Robstown, Texas. Interment will follow to Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown, Texas.

The Family would like to extend a Special Thanks to Nurses on Wheels Home Health and Doctor Francisco Acebo for their unconditional love and attention that was given to the family during their time of need.

Arrangements Entrusted to: Ramon Funeral Home, Inc.