MISSION – Joe A. Martinez, who was born and raised in Mission, Texas, passed away the afternoon of April 3, 2017 in his adopted home of San Antonio. Joe was predeceased by his beloved mother Carmen. Joe leaves behind his father, Esequiel, his three brothers and five sisters, and over a dozen nieces and nephews to whom he was a mentor and co-conspirator. He attended Mission High School and The University of Texas-Pan American. Joe was kind and had a great sense of humor. He will be deeply missed by the scores of family and friends who were blessed to know him. Viewing will be held today, April 7, 2017 from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a rosary at 7 p.m. at Ric Brown Family Funeral Home in Mission. Funeral mass will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 2:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Mission. Burial will follow at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Mission. In lieu of flowers the family asks that you make a conscientious donation to charities supporting needy families or animal rescue. Services are under the direction of Ric Brown Family Funeral Home of Mission.