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Posted By Whitney & Murphy On January 8, 2020 @ 12:38 pm In Obituary | 3 Comments

Ignacio Martinez

Ignacio K. Martinez (AKA Paco / Jose) 71, was called home to be with the Lord on January 5, 2020. Ignacio born in Meadow, Texas April 30, 1948
Ignacio was raised in Texas and moved to Ohio at age 14. He lived most of his adult life around Canton and Dover as well as Mt Gilead and Galion, Ohio. Involved with Oil drilling in the 1960-1970s he worked as an oil rig foreman for John Sweeney and Ted Stranton for many years. He lived the last two years in Phoenix, Arizona. He enjoyed the outdoors, playing pool, singing at Karaoke, watching westerns, riding his Honda Goldwing trike with his wife, Jenny, and working with his hands. He liked doing things such as welding, making trailers, and small engine repair. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.
Ignacio is survived by his wife Jennifer Lynn Gale Martinez, of Phoenix Arizona who he married in 2014, Two daughters, Connie Martinez and Heidi (Rich) Young of Mt Gilead, one stepdaughter, Katy (Tracy) Bowman of Marengo, and one step-son, Jason Chapman of Galion. Brothers Ruben of Cardington, Ohio, Mike of Edison, Ohio, and Eddie of Canton, Ohio and sister, Mary of Dover, Ohio. Grandchildren: Randall (Ashley)Young of Parris Island SC, Makayla, Nevada, and Tristen Young of Mt Gilead, Isaac (Tamara)Sword of Marion, Rocky (Lauren) Sword, and Montana Sword of Mt Gilead, and Collin and Kaiden Bowman of Marengo. He is survived by 5 great grandchildren
Ignacio was preceded in death by his first wife Shirley Jacqueline Smith of Cardington, son, Ignacio K Martinez Jr., his parents, Isaac Garza Martinez and Rachel Karrehos Martinez, and many brothers and sisters.
Celebration of Life
January 31, 2020 @1 p.m.
Gracepoint Church
683 Portland Way North
Galion, Ohio 44833

Donations for funeral expenses can be given thru Facebook Fund raiser account for Ignacio K Martinez

Condolences for the family of “MARTINEZ, IGNACIO K.”

Condolence from Linda Reed on January 8th, 2020 3:49 pm

You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Linda

Condolence from Cherie Spragg on January 8th, 2020 4:27 pm

So sorry for your loss. You were so happy together. The good memories will never go away.
Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Dana Stuart on January 9th, 2020 7:09 pm

Jenny, I will always be grateful that l met the two of you. I have come to see all the things that made you love Ignacio. He truly was one of those people that the more l got to know him, the more l liked him. He would be a mixture of shy and gruff, and underneath be so interesting and chatty. He will be missed…. and not forgotten.

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