It is with profound sadness we announce the passing of Gonzalo O. Martinez, Jr., beloved father, husband, son, brother, and friend on September 9, 2022. Gonzalo went home to be with God surrounded by his family and friends at 37 years old. He was the beloved husband of Karla Hernandez and dedicated father to two loving daughters who will miss him dearly, Natalia, age 9, and Anna, age 8.
Gonzalo grew up in Meridian, Texas and raised his young family in Bryan, Texas. He worked for Brazos County Fleet Services for the past five years. He was skilled in fixing anything mechanical. Gonzalo was a life-long Cowboys fan and lover of dogs. He enjoyed grilling and playing chess. Family and loved ones will miss his goofy personality. He always made them smile. Gonzalo treasured his role of being a father to two young girls and loved every moment he could spend with them.
In addition to his wife and children, he is survived by his mother, Maria Martinez of Meridian, sisters Araceli Maldonado (Noel) of Waco, Anna Martinez of Austin, Silvia Martinez of Bryan, and brother Silvano Martinez (Eloisa) of Dallas. Gonzalo was also a beloved uncle to Aaron Ruiz, Noah Martinez, Nolan Maldonado and Milani Maldonado.
In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that loved ones donate to the family’s GoFundMe, https://gofund.me/81361866.
All donations are greatly appreciated and will directly support Gonzalo’s family.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 A.M., Saturday, September 17, 2022 at Our Lady of Guadalupe in Morgan, Texas. Burial will be in the Meridian Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 P.M. until 9 P.M., Friday, September 16, 2022 at Lawson Funeral Home in Meridian. Recitation of the Rosary will be at 8 P.M., Friday, September 16, 2022 also at Lawson Funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Silvano Martinez, Aaron Hernandez, Jose Solis, Noel Maldonado, Aaron Ruiz, Junior Benetiz, Jose Maria Solis and Jacob Martinez.
Gonzalo O. Martinez, Jr., was born on September 19, 1984 in Clifton, Texas to Gonzalo O. Martinez, Sr. and Maria Silvia Solis.
Arrangements were entrusted to Lawson Funeral Home, Meridian, Texas 254-435-2792.