Joseph Frank Martinez

Joseph Martinez, 70, of Independence, MO, passed away March 20, 2013. A visitation will be held from 11-12pm and a memorial service following at 12pm, Saturday, March 23rd at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd, Raytown, MO. Joseph is survived by his wife, of 49 years, Barbara, 6 children, Joseph J. Martinez, Tamara E. Gaunce, Barbara A. Beaver, Joseph F. Martinez, Richard P. Martinez, Catherine M. Lewis, 15 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild.  The family has requested that memorial contributions can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 3846 W. 75th Street. Prairie Village, Kansas 66208.


  1. cathy martinez lewis on March 20, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    The best dad in the world. I will see you again someday i know you are in Gods arms watching over us. No pain .. restored health! Knowing that brings comfort to my heart. You fought hard dad and now you can rest in peace. I love you so very much your daughter cathy <3

  2. Joann Webster on March 21, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Oh my gosh I’m so very sorry, I just read the post! Barbara I’m so very sorry, he was the life of the party, I was a young girl , I remember a little bit!! Sending prayers and hugs!

  3. Tracy on March 21, 2013 at 12:16 am

    My deepest condolences. You’re all in my thoughts and prayers. He has graduated to a better place than we. God Bless

  4. Joe(Gabe)Martinez on March 21, 2013 at 12:36 am

    We will miss Josephwill, his bright smile, the good humor but most of all I am going to miss my younger brother. We want you to know Barbara, that we are deeply sorry you lost the husband that you loved and that you devoted 49 years by his side. Try to get a ticket to fly to Kansas City but will not be able to make it. Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Love Gabe & Aieda

  5. Aieda Pacheco-Martinez on March 21, 2013 at 12:46 am

    May the Lord will hold Joseph in the palm of his hand. He is now at peace, we will miss him dearly. I will always remember him smiling and his good humor. A wonderful brother and brother-in-law. He is at peace now, no more pain. His spirit will always be with all the people he loved and love him. Rest in peace dear brother. Barbara we will keep you and your family in our prayers. God Bless you. Love Aieda, Gabe & family

  6. Kenny & Debbie Walton on March 21, 2013 at 9:23 am

    We were so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He will be remember by many that loved him. His great smile and funny comments made you love him more. To Barbara are thoughts and prayers are with you in your great loss. To have 49 years to spend with Joe was a great celebration of your love for each other. We hope that the love of family and friends will help you and your family get through this most difficult time. For all the children and grandchildren just know that a Father’s love is a special gift that will live forever in your hearts.. He will always be remembered. May God bless you all and keep you in his loving care.

  7. Tiffany Dahley-Mongalo on March 21, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    We are sorry for your loss. Uncle Joe was such a great person, He will live on in our memories forever.
    Love you guys,

    Guil, TIffany, Joseph & Branden

  8. Traci and Bob Gercone on March 21, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Bob and I are so very sorry for your loss. All our thoughts are with you during this time. Love, Traci and Bob

  9. Mary L Harris on March 21, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I remember you and Joe when visiting with Ralph and Frances (God Bless them) and laughing and telling jokes and stories. Good memories with good people.

  10. Kenny & Mona on March 21, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    We will miss you Joe I know I will see you again say hay to everyone up there with you .

  11. Marilyn Rigsby (Hunt) on March 21, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Momma Barb, Tammy, Barb, Jo, Richard and Cathy I am so sorry to hear about your loss just remember he is no more pain.I will never forget Dad Joe he opened his home up and welcomed me with open arms like I was one of his own. He will be missed.

  12. Theresa O'Dell on March 22, 2013 at 1:09 am

    I am so very sorry for your loss.. My thoughts and prayers will be with the family.. I never met Joe but what I have heard about him he was an amazing husband and father and grandfather… God Blessed him with a wonderful and loving family.. May God be with you all at this time and bring you comfort and peace.. God Bless..

  13. Ruth Martinez on March 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

    A girl couldn’t have asked for a better father-in-law. For as much grief as you dished out, you gave even more love. Love you, Red

  14. Kenda Gilman on March 23, 2013 at 10:04 am

    We’re so sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family during this very sad time in your lives

    Steve, Kenda, Savannah and Jeffery

  15. Mike Hunter on March 24, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Stay strong.

  16. Joe R Martinez (Boo Boo) on April 1, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    To the Martinez Family,
    I’m sorry for the loss of your dad, Uncle Joe. He will be missed by so many… He was a good man and I loved him too. We will all see him again someday in Heaven. My prayers are with you always.

    Boo Boo

  17. Barbara Martinez on January 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Miss you everyday ,so grateful for the years we shared. love you forever.

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