Johnny Olguin Martinez Sr. peacefully went to be with his heavenly father while surrounded by his family at home on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020.
Johnny Olguin Martinez Sr. was born Aug. 3, 1950, in Bartlett, to Juan Salazar and Simona Olguin Martinez Salazar. He grew up with his older brothers Pete Martinez, Robert Lee Martinez, Vincente Martinez, his younger brother Domingo Martinez and two younger sisters Josie Yannis and Flora Salazar.
Johnny attended Jonas ISD leaving in 1963 to begin his career at Laboratory Tops Inc. in 1974, that later became Durcon.
After 40 years, Johnny retired. He was married to Virginia Nava Garza Aug. 5, 1973, at the Sts. Cyril Methodius Catholic church in Granger.
Johnny was preceded in death by his parents, Juan and Simona Salazar; and his former wife Virginia Nava Garza.
Johnny will be leaving behind his six children, Virginia Segura of Belton, Sylvia and Noah Garcia of Bartlett, Teresa and William Hayes of Killeen, Johnny and Kathy Martinez Jr. of Bartlett, Monica and Tim Evans of Bartlett and Joey Martinez of Bartlett; his grandchildren, Cruz Capetillo Jr., Margarito Capetillo, Julie Capetillo, Jo-Anna Capetillo, Hermilo Garcia, Alejandro Garcia, Isabella Hayes, Myranda Hayes, Raven Hayes, Chelsea Mills, Jeremiah Martinez, Tiffany and Rey Gonzales, Victoria Martinez-Jowers, Ryan Jowers, Deanna Jowers, Virginia Garza; and 20 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Providence Funeral Home in Taylor. Recitation of the holy rosary will be at 7 p.m. Graveside services will be held Friday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery in Granger, Texas.