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Erasmo Martinez

July 11, 1973 February 6, 2020
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Obituary for Erasmo Martinez

Erasmo Martinez Jr.
Abilene, Texas




Erasmo Martinez Jr "Raz""Mito" "Martinez" entered into Heaven on February 6th of 2020.Funeral service will be Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Abilene Funeral Home "Chapel of Hope" with Pastor Eddie Puga officiating, directed by Abilene Funeral Home.
Erasmo Jr was sent to us on July 11, 1973 to Erasmo Martinez Sr. and Isabel Jimenez. The family quickly nicknamed him Casper because he was light complected with blonde hair, reminiscent of this friendly character. He was the apple of his mother's eye, and the two were inseparable.
Growing up he was smiling, happy, and joyful. He was one of the oldest, so the cousins looked up to him. He was cool, and they followed him around, he was the leader of the pack. He learned break dancing, beatboxing, and to love fast and loud cars and music. He also entered many eating contests, never backed down from a challenge, and even at a young age, once ate a jalapeno wrapped inside a tortilla for a prize.
Raz's first car was a 1976 bright orange Pontiac Trans Am, a former racecar. For his enjoyment, that car could be heard from blocks away. He was the first one of his cousins to drive, so they enjoyed cruising together and going out to Bandera Rd. He also enjoyed video games and playing the bass with his cousins in their own "garage" band. He graduated from Abilene High School in 1991, and also attended Cisco Junior College. Later on, he would work at Skinny's and Allsup's convenience stores. He was promoted to management positions, because he was a hard and loyal worker.
Martinez enjoyed encouraging and praying for his coworkers and customers. Some of his regular customers were family members who loved being able to visit him there. It was during this time he met the love of his life, Rachel Trevino.
Rachel and Mito were married May 13, 2005 in Abilene. They lived on Fannin Street and had three dogs: Mollie, Brownie, and Chiquita. They endured battles together through Rachel's illness, and thankfully, she was healed. Mito was also close to his brother-in-law, Junior. Mito suffered some illnesses and became disabled for some time, as well. These challenges never broke his spirit, though. He would pray and believe that his miracle was coming, that one day he would see and walk again.
We rejoice now knowing he received his miracle and is able to see and walk again in Heaven. He would want us to know that the most important thing to do while on earth here is to find and accept our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. That we will face difficult times, but by holding on to faith, nothing is impossible. As Mito showed us in his life to never back down from a challenge, remember him and his smiling face, and when life gets too tough to handle, know that he would always want us to trust and believe for the good.
Mito was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Rachel Martinez of Abilene. His brother Michael Flores and wife Courtney of Austin. His sister Delia Castillo and husband Chuckie of Waco. Nieces and nephews. Cousins who were like brothers; Jorge Solis Jr, Jason Solis, Tony Carrillo, and Michael Martinez. And many extended family members whom he loved and cherished dearly.
The family will receive friends at a visitation from 5:00-7:00 pm, Monday, February 10, 2020 at Abilene Funeral Home "Chapel of Hope," 3349 North 12th Street.

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Visitation

Monday

10

Feb

5:00 PM 2/10/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 2/10/2020 7:00:00 PM
Abilene Funeral Home Chapel of Hope

3349 12th St.
Abilene, TX 79603

Abilene Funeral Home Chapel of Hope
3349 12th St. Abilene 79603 TX
United States

Funeral

Tuesday

11

Feb

11:00 AM 2/11/2020 11:00:00 AM
Abilene Funeral Home Chapel of Hope

3349 12th St.
Abilene, TX 79603

Abilene Funeral Home Chapel of Hope
3349 12th St. Abilene 79603 TX
United States
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