Ernesto Gonzalez Martinez, Jr., 72, was called home by our Heavenly Father on March 17, 2016. He was born on December 9, 1943 in Goliad, Texas to Ernesto Martinez, Sr., and Cecilia Gonzalez Martinez. He was a member of Monte Sinai Christian Church of UPLCII. He was a loving husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend who will be dearly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Hortencia Morado and Antonia Silva.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years of marriage, Ester Martinez; his children, Denise (Ricardo, Jr.) Silva, Ernest Martinez, III, Darlene Hernandez, Delia (Jose Benjamin) Calderon, and Adella (Erick) Rodriguez; his brother, Fidencio (Sylvia) Martinez; three sisters, Cecilia Vasquez, Virginia Gonzalez, and Lydia Villanueva. He was also blessed with fourteen grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

A Prayer Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at Ramon Funeral Home Chapel in Robstown, Texas. The Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10 a.m. on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at Monte Sinai Christian Church in Robstown, Texas. Entombment will follow to Memorial Park Cemetery in Robstown, Texas.

Arrangements Entrusted to: Ramon Funeral Home, Inc.