John Santos Martinez

John Santos Martinez, 73, passed away on March 7, 2023, in Houston, Texas. He was born on February 21, 1950, in Eagle Pass, Texas to Gilberto Martinez and Helen Santos. John is survived by his: two stepsons, Patrick Roach and Christopher Roach and numerous friends.

He worked as a machinist in the petrochemical industry and packaging industry.  He had a passion for sky diving, martial arts, bowling, disc golf, billiards, an avid motorcyclist and loved to shoot skeet.

A Memorial Service will be held on 2nd day, April at 2pm at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 East Medical Center Blvd Webster, Texas 77598.


  1. John enjoyed life, bringing a smile and chuckle to everyone he met. While it never was a priority, he shot a good number of perfect scores in skeet( and many more near perfect scores), with the stock of his firearm never once touching his cheek. His life seemed to be an endless adventure. Because of our antics I often prayed for John and myself. I suppose I’d better switch and start praying for the angels. My heart is with those close to him. There will never be another like him.

    “Take THAT, Martinez…”

    Your old shooting partner

    Mike Fox
  2. John, what can I say brother. You always made me laugh. Some of my favorite memories are watching you run around the hall with the kids in tow. You would push them around in the rolling chairs until you got the biggest squeals out of them. You were always so good to our girls and they adored you so much “uncle John.” Both you and Kitty were such amazing people and I feel so blessed to have known you. I am so happy I got to help and be by your side in your final moments and spend time sharing stories and memories from the past. You will be missed more than you know. I love you John. Always, Summer Pavini

    Summer Pavini
  3. Loved visiting with John at PSC. He was a man filled with passion for many things and on occasion I was graced to be part of his Shotgun life for the past 20 years.

    God’s speed John, we will meet again!

    Scott Massey

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