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Jesus Martinez

September 24, 1958 ~ September 7, 2022 (age 63)

Obituary

 

Jesus Martinez Jr., 63 of Erwin, passed away at home on September 7th, 2022.

Jesus was born on September 24, 1958, in San Juan, Texas, to Maria Munoz and Elias Gutierrez. He was raised in Pharr, TX. 

Between the '80s and '90s, while living in Texas, Jesus was a local Tejano music keyboardist. In 1994 he moved to North Carolina.  He proudly worked for Gray Metal South alongside his best friend Joey Gray for many years. 

Jesus's love for music continued all throughout his life.  He was a fan of Elvis and the Dallas Cowboys.  He was also fond of collecting Lucha Libre masks. He was deeply loved by his youngest brother Isidro Gutierrez. 

Jesus is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sofia Martinez, and 4 children.  Elias Martinez of Raleigh and Eddica, Robert, and Samantha Martinez of Erwin, NC.  Along with 16 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. 

Jesus is preceded in death by his beloved daughter Ana Jessica Martinez, father, Elias Gutierrez, and brother, Pedro Martinez. 

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at West and Dunn Funeral Home Chapel of Erwin beginning at 12:00 pm. Interment to follow at Erwin Memorial Park of Erwin.

The family will receive friends on Friday, September 16, 2022, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at West and Dunn Funeral Home of Erwin, NC.

Jesús Martínez Jr., 63 de Erwin falleció en su casa el 7 de septiembre de 2022. Jesús nació el 24 de septiembre de 1958 en San Juan, Texas, hijo de María Muñoz y Elías Gutiérrez. Se crió en Pharr, TX.

 Entre los años 80 y 90 mientras vivía en Texas, Jesús era un teclista local de música Tejana. En 1994 se mudó a Carolina del Norte. Trabajó con orgullo para Grey Metal South junto a su mejor amigo Joey Gray durante muchos años. 

El amor de Jesús por la música continuó durante toda su vida. Era fanático de Elvis y los Dallas Cowboys. También le gustaba coleccionar máscaras de lucha libre. Fue profundamente amado por su hermano menor Isidro Gutierrez. 

A Jesús le sobreviven su esposa durante 45 años, Sofía Martínez y sus 4 hijos. Elias Martínez de Raleigh, y Eddica, Robert y Samantha. Martinez de Erwin, NC. Junto con 16 nietos y 7 bisnietos.

A Jesús le precedieron en la muerte su amada hija Ana Jessica Martínez, su padre, Elías Gutiérrez, y su hermano, Pedro Martínez.

Services have been entrusted to West and Dunn Funeral Home of Erwin, NC

Condolences can be made to westanddunn.com

 

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Services

Visitation
Friday
September 16, 2022

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
West and Dunn Funeral Home of Erwin, NC
904 Lucas Street
Erwin, North Carolina 28339

Funeral Service
Saturday
September 17, 2022

12:00 PM
West and Dunn Funeral Home of Erwin, NC
904 Lucas Street
Erwin, North Carolina 28339

Interment following funeral service
Saturday
September 17, 2022

Erwin Memorial Park
South 18th Street
Erwin, North Carolina 28339

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