Funeral services for Jimmy Lee Martinez, 45, of Terrell, were held Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, at Russell Memorial United Methodist Church in Wills Point. Services were under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home. Jimmy passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5,
Jimmy passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021.
Jimmy Lee Martinez was born on June 20, 1976, in Dallas, to Paul and Christine Martinez. He was a graduate from Wills Point High School in the Class of 1995. Soon after graduation, Jimmy enlisted in the Marines to serve a total of four years and was discharged as a Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. After he was discharged from the Marines, he began working as a TSA officer at DFW Airport. He worked as a TSA Officer for 13 years. After his work for the airport, he began a career with the United States Post Office in Kaufman as an MVP for 5 years. He was revered and respected by all the people that he worked with and for, over his tenure with both government agencies.
Jimmy was a dedicated family man. He cherished his bond and relationship with the love of his life, Carrie, of 19 years. Together, they relished their time together supporting all their children in all of their activities. He could be seen and more importantly, heard, at all of the events they participated in. Jimmy enjoyed playing sports with his children whether he was the coach or on the sidelines being their number one fan. His family looked at him like he was Superman and in their eyes he was invincible. Jimmy had a very contagious laugh and a smile that would light up the room. His positivity was also a character quality that was infectious, always displaying a positive attitude for others to embrace. He had the most generous heart, whether it was a broken-down motorist or a neighbor in need. You could find him mowing their yard or helping them move, he never met a stranger. Jimmy was a diehard Cowboys fan, he supported them no matter what was going on. Jimmy loved being outdoors doing anything and everything from hunting, fishing, sports of all kinds, and even some corn hole if you’d let him win occasionally. Overall, Jimmy was an amazing man and meant the world to so many people. He will be forever missed, but never forgotten. The Lord will have a special place for Jimmy in his Kingdom. “Therefore, you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.” John 16:22
He is survived by his wife, Carrie Martinez, and their children Austin Martinez, Cason Martinez, and Cailor Martinez of Terrell; his parents, Paul and Christine Martinez of Wills Point; sister, Connie Michelle Hernandez of Dallas; brother, Paul Martinez, Jr., of Carrollton; brother, Robert Martinez of Grand Prairie; brother, Daniel Cavazos of Dallas; brother, Joe Abraham Cavazos of San Antonio; his sister, Vicky Marie Martinez of Terrell; in-laws, Gary and Patricia Sewell of Wills Point; his sisters-in-law and husbands, Kim and Scott Daniels, Chelsey and Jonathan Bartlett, Hope and Eddie Jones, Adrienne and James Stroud, Courtney Bryant, and Maygen and Derek Hazel; brothers-in-law and wives, Brandon and Faye Sewell, and Addison and Priscilla Sewell, along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Visitation was held Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.