T he Martinez family has a long standing tradition of providing excellence in service to West Texas and Southern Arizona.
Tomas C. Martinez, Jr. has more than 30 years' experience in the funeral business. He learned about the funeral business from his father-in-law, Donato Guajardo, Sr., whom at one time owned five mortuaries in Texas.
Mr. Martinez opened his first funeral home in Odessa, Texas in 1984. Shortly after, in 1990, he opened a home in Pecos, Texas. In 1999 he relocated his family to Tucson, Arizona to open Martinez Funeral Chapels in South Tucson so that he could be as close to the center of the Hispanic population as he could. In 2002 he opened another location in Nogales, Arizona.
Today, Mr. Martinez's daughter,Tamye Espinosa, son's, T.J. and JoeRonn are running and operating his businesses. Together, with his wife Dianne G. Martinez,they have six children; Tamye, Crissy, Farrah, Lorrina, T.J. and Joeronn; and four grandchildren, Cayden Martinez, Gianni Kash Espinosa, Destin Martinez and Jaxon Sanchez.