Martin H. Torres
Martin H. Torres, 80, of Uvalde died on June 12, 2019, in Uvalde.
A rosary was recited yesterday and will be recited again today at 7 p.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
A funeral service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. at Rushing-Estes-Knowles Mortuary.
He was born on July 27, 1938, in Sabinal to Ysabel (Hernandez) and Fidel Torres.
The family says he had a passion for working with and riding horses; he appeared in the 1960 film, “The Alamo” and was fond of western movies. He was a self-taught leather craftsman, an avid hunter and fisherman, and he raised game roosters. One of his favorite past times was hunting and collecting arrowheads.
When visiting with friends and family he loved sharing stories about his past adventures and had a very unique sense of humor. The family says all who knew him knew of his kindness and willingness to accept and love others like family.
He had many hobbies and often listened and sang along to his favorite country singer, George Jones, while tinkering with things. He was an enthusiastic fan of the Houston Astros, Oakland Raiders and Texas Longhorns and enjoyed watching his favorite teams play.
Torres is survived by four daughters, Isabel Martinez and husband, Felipe, and Donna Torres, all of Uvalde, Cassandra Torres of Knippa and Vashti Misai T. Hernandez and husband, Adam, of Laredo; step-daughter, Brisa-Mar Cantu and husband, Johnny, of McAllen; son, Richard Torres and wife, Alicia, of Crystal City; sister, Mary Talamantez and husband, Willie, of Abilene; brother, Jesus Torres of Abilene; 15 grandchildren, Lisa Martinez, Victoria Martinez, Leana Martinez, Daniella Rodriguez, Stephanie Vargas, Ricky Torres, Toby Torres, Sarah Torres, Kathrine Fulton, Hope Lopez, Hector Lopez III, Marquez Lopez, Tres Cantu, Mason Cantu and Brooklyn Cantu; two great-grandchildren, Felipe M. Martinez and Giovanna Marquez; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and great grandson, Marco Antonio Marquez Jr.
Honorary pallbearers will be Richard Torres, Johnny Cantu, Adam Hernandez, Felipe Martinez Jr., Armando Sosa, Dr. Joe Talamantez, David DeAnda, Dr. Lucio Mares, Ricky Torres, Tres Cantu, Felipe M. Martinez, Toby Torres, Hector Lopez III, Marquez Lopez, Mason Cantu, Crecencio Cuellar II, Jorge Arturo Sanchez, Guadalupe Santana Jr. and Karlos Rodriguez.
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