Santiago “Jimmy” Martinez, 69, slipped away as the Lord called his name. A classic cowboy, a ladies man, an outlaw, game slayer, and overall legend, saddled up the great spirit horse and galloped into the sunset on November 12, 2020.
He was born in Alpine, TX to Josefina and Manuel “ Nito “Martinez and raised in Fort Davis. He was the fourth eldest son out of eight brothers and two sisters. He is preceded in death by his mother Josefina, his father Nito, his brothers Manuel, Adolfo, Moises Adan, and Ernesto. Those left to mourn him are his sisters, Rosie, Yolanda, his brothers, Frank, and Eddie. His children JimmySteve, Neil, Lauren, his wife Julie, and her daughters.
As well as eight grandchildren.
“All the females tears left dryin’, all the fever and the fight, are just a small down payment on the ride he’ll make tonight. It’s guts, love, glory, one mortals’ chance at fame, his legacy is rodeo and cowboy was his name.”
A true innovator of his own culture as he blazed the cowboy trails for himself and his family. He is known by many to be a jack of trades, master welder, machine operator, carpenter, and a ranchhand by trade. A man of men with many skills and talents.
Talk about a charm overload with his keen intelligence, killer smile, playful sense of humor, stunning green eyes and good looks that could make anyone fall in love with him.
He was a great man and the best father who is already dearly missed.
Funeral services will be on November 21, at 10 am and will be held at the Martinez Arena in Fort Davis. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.
Bring your own chair.
Services have been entrusted to Alpine Memorial Funeral Home.
Online Condolences may be left at www.alpinememorialfuneralhome. com